X Factor 2012: Louis Walsh doesn't want Gary Barlow on the panel... awkward!

Louis Walsh (X Facor 2012)

Louis Walsh has revealed he'd rather have Simon Cowell, Sharon Obsourne and Cheryl Cole on the X Factor panel, rather than Gary Barlow.

In a swipe at the Take That star and ALL of his current fellow judges, Louis said yesterday he would they were all replaced next year.

Ouch.

Asked who he would love to have on the perfect line up, Louis said: “I’d pick Simon, Sharon Osbourne, me and Cheryl.”

He added: "I talk to Simon all the time. He knows me very, very well.”

Meanwhile the battle between Simon Cowell and Gary Barlow has continued, after reports that the pair were no longer speaking.

X Factor boss Simon is said to be annoyed that ITV went over his head to rehire Gary for the show this year, and wants him gone from the panel.

According to the Daily Star, Simon has given his old luxury dressing room to X Factor host Dermot O'Leary to spite Gary.

Dermot tells The Jonathan Ross Show tonight on ITV: “I got given the golden key.”

[cat c="the x factor"]The X Factor 2012[/cat] live shows start at 8PM tonight on ITV1. The first elimination will take place on Sunday night's live show, which will also feature performances from Ne-Yo and Leona Lewis.

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