X Factor 2014: Louis Walsh takes swipe at Cheryl Cole!

Cheryl Cole

X Factor judge Louis Walsh has taken a swipe at Cheryl Cole, claiming she's a rubbish singer AND dancer.

Because apparently Louis can nail the Fight For This Love routine.

So far only Simon and Cheryl Cole have been officially confirmed for the line up, although it's widely expected Louis will also be back.

“I haven’t signed a contract yet but Simon wants me back, so I’m happy to do another year," he said today. “Simon’s back, Cheryl’s back and I’m ready!”

And it sounds as though Louis is ready for some fireworks with Cheryl, hitting back at her after she said she didn't want him returning to the panel this year.

Louis sniped: “She looks great and the public love her. She’s not the greatest singer or dancer but she knows how to perform.”

Speaking to The Sun newspaper this morning, Louis backed rumours of a return for Sharon Osbourne to take on Cheryl.

"Personally I’d love Sharon back because she’d be great with Cheryl — the fireworks would be magical," he told the tabloid.

Unfortunately for Louis, just last week Sharon rubbished rumours of a comeback.

“I cannot go there… I can’t," she said.

An insider added: “Last year was seen as Sharon’s last hurrah. She isn’t in consideration for this year’s show.”


The X Factor UK auditions will begin with the open try outs next month before moving onto the judges’ auditions in the summer.

The X Factor will air on ITV in the autumn.

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