XFactor 2014 judges: Mel B says Cheryl Cole and Louis Walsh do hate each other

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X Factor judge Mel B has claimed that Cheryl and Louis Walsh are at war behind the scenes.

It's despite Louis and Cheryl insisting that they are pals on the show.

Louis said this week: “We get on really well.”

But in a guest stint on Celebrity Juice, Mel replied: “No, you don’t. I sit in between them!”

Louis replied: “I like her more this year.”

Earlier this year it was claimed that things had got so bad that Cheryl was refusing to be left in the same room together.

And X Factor boss Simon Cowell claimed that the Girls Aloud singer had even had 'anti-Louis Walsh' clauses written into her contract.

However speaking to Star magazine earlier this month, before Mel's comments, Louis said that he and Cheryl were “fine”, if not BFFs.

“I'm getting on fine with Cheryl,” he told the publication. “Are we the best of friends? No. Are we fighting like cats and dogs? No.

“But we’re both professionals and we both want to win, so there is a competitive aspect there.”

He added: “We spend a lot of time together backstage and we chat away. We don’t sit backstage in silence plotting! We all get on fine.”

The X Factor 2014 continues on Saturday evening with the first live show of the series.

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