X Factor 2012 judges: Louis Walsh insists he's good friends with Gary Barlow!

Gary Barlow (X Factor 2012)

X Factor 2012 judge Louis Walsh has insisted that he's good pals with Gary Barlow, following their argument during the first live results show.

It was claimed that Gary had been refusing to talk to Louis after the Irish music mogul decided to ditch Carolynne Poole in favour of Rylan Clark.

But quizzed on the relationship between them, Louis said this week: "We’re good friends.

"Most of our arguments are about the songs. He knows the business inside out and is perfectly equipped to Judge on the show."

However keen to get a dig in, Louis added: "Except dancing! Gary’s a bad dancer so that’s one area he shouldn’t be allowed to comment on."

But while Louis was (sort of) complimentary about Gary, it seems that the Take That star's acts weren't so lucky.

Louis complained about Chris: "He is what he is. He cannot be what he’s not. He’s a great cabaret singer. Christopher is an old fashioned entertainer."

Instead, Louis said it was all about the groups this year.

He told the official ITV1 X Factor website: "My two highlights have been seeing District3 and Union J make the transition from boys to men.

"They’ve become proper boybands. They could be major players in the industry. The girls LOVE them!"

Meanwhile, on his fellow judges, Louis let slip that Tulisa was becoming a bit of a diva backstage!

He said: "Nicole and Tulisa have about six people each tending to their beauty and styling needs. I think Tulisa is probably turning into J-Lo."

The X Factor 2012 continues this Saturday night with a spooky Halloween themed episode as the remaining ten contestants perform live once again.

The latest results show follows on Sunday when one more act will be given the boot.

Get the latest news

Subscribe on YouTube