X Factor doesn't need Simon Cowell back, says Louis Walsh (and Cheryl and Dannii can stay away, too)

Louis Walsh

Louis Walsh has blasted suggestions that Simon Cowell should return to The X Factor, saying that the music mogul should stay in America. Speaking to The Mirror, Louis also hit out at former judges Cheryl Cole and Dannii Minogue.

He said of the new panel: "They are working harder this year. The new judges bring new energy.

“I don’t think Simon should come back either. He should stay in America to make that show big. It is better without him."

And in a jibe at his previous X Factor colleagues, Louis admitted: "Everyone is easier to work with, it is more relaxed. I enjoyed being like Laurel and Hardy but that’s all in the past now.”

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But it seems like the other judges reckon it's LOUIS that is the one that's hard to work with!

Gary ranted yesterday: “I think I have seen him [Louis Walsh] once at the house with the contestants. He is in Dublin all week”

And he blasted: “He doesn’t really care. He is here today showing his face, but he has got to be here, it is probably in his contract.”

Save it for the telly, boys!

> X Factor 2011: Gary Barlow blasts Louis Walsh for "not caring" about his acts

The X Factor 2011 continues tonight on ITV1

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