Louis Walsh has insisted that there was "no great mystery" to Cheryl Cole's exit from The X Factor USA last month. Speaking to Alan Carr on Channel 4 last night the Irish music mogul said that the Girls Aloud singer was "fine" and "probably quite happy" about the axe.
"With all my conversations I’ve had with Cheryl she always wanted do to be in music," Louis said on Chatty Man. " She loves music and she loves dance and I think she’s a bit of a homebird if I’m really, really honest."
"Simon offered his show and no one could refuse that and it just didn’t work. There’s no great mystery, it just didn’t work out. I don’t think it’s anybody’s fault."
Responding to reports that Cole's Geordie accent was to blame for her exit, Walsh insisted: "She’s from Newcastle, she loves Newcastle she's gorgeous she ticks all the right boxes.
"It just didn’t work out for some reason but I thinks he’s probably quite happy to be living here anyway."
The Jedward manager added: "She’s fine, we text all the time, we don’t talk but we text. I wouldn’t believe anything you read in the papers, she's got her dogs, her mum and Kimberley Walsh."
Louis also revealed that Cheryl and Cowell were back in contact, saying: "They'll make it up."