X Factor's Louis Walsh takes aim at "monsters" One Direction

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X Factor judge Louis Walsh has taken aim at One Direction as the band's stars go solo.

And it's fair to say he had quite a bit to say.

In a brutally honest interview with the Daily Mail, Louis described the group as "monsters" and claimed they would FLOP as solo singers.

"Too much money, too much success too quickly," Louis said of the group.

He claimed: "Simon created monsters and that was it. They all think they're going to be solo stars. They're not."

Louis explained: "Only Harry. That's it. Then they'll be sorry they broke up and it'll be too late because there's another boy band.

"That's what always happens in boy bands."

And it wasn't just One Direction that Louis was getting "honest" about, as he spoke about Cheryl's relationship with 1D's Liam Payne.

"I think Liam and Cheryl are going to work… He's a nice guy and he's in love with her. He'll make her happy. I think she was in a bad place over the last two years," he said.

Louis went on to suggest that a chart comeback for the former Girls Aloud singer could be on the cards.

"I think she could have a hit if she wants but she has to choose the right song," he said. "She's no Mariah Carey or Celine Dion but I'd put her voice in there along with Kylie, Britney or Katy Perry.

"She just needs the right songs. Maybe Liam can write her some. He's a good songwriter."

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