X Factor 2012: Simon Cowell doesn't like Rylan Clark (claims Louis Walsh)

Rylan Clark (X Factor 2012)

Louis Walsh has claimed that Simon Cowell doesn't like X Factor's Rylan Clark.

Speaking at the Music Industry Trust Awards in London on Monday night, Louis revealed he had once again been on the phone to X Factor boss Simon.

Asked what Cowell thinks of this year's series, Louis told ITN: "I talk to him all the time. He thinks the show's really good. He loves Ella, he loves Jahmene, he loves Union J."

And quizzed on whether or not Simon liked Rylan, Louis replied: "No. Because Rylan's rather like Simon; Over the top and camp."

Chatting at the event hosted in the honour of Gary Barlow, Louis couldn't help but get a dig in at the Take That star.

He quipped: "I love Gary, I think the world of him. As a person, as a songwriter, as an artist. He's just not a great judge."

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