Simon Cowell: “Cheryl doesn’t want Louis Walsh back on The X Factor”

The new series of The X Factor is just around the corner and Simon Cowell has hinted that there is set to be some hostility among the judges already.


by Jack White |
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Cheryl Cole sensationally took back her seat on the judging panel this year, and Simon, 54, has confirmed she doesn’t want Louis Walsh to join them.

Speaking to Digital Spy, Simon said: “She doesn’t want Louis to come back, but he’ll be back. [I’ve spoken to her] a little bit, not much. But she’s keen. She’s looking forward to coming back, I think.”

Simon revealed Cheryl does not want Louis back
Simon revealed Cheryl does not want Louis back

Louis, 61, is the only judge on the show to have been present for all 10 series’, however it has been alleged that bosses what to replace him with younger face this year.

But Simon isn’t prepared to lose him, adding: “I want him to come back. We work really well together. I couldn’t imagine it [without him].”

Previously rumoured to be in the running for the fourth spot on the panel were Olly Murs, Khloe Kardashian and Rita Ora. But it has been reported that Mel B is currently negotiating a deal to join the show.

Mel B looks set to take the fourth seat at the panel this year

A source previously said: “It’s pretty much a done deal. And Simon thinks Mel will be perfect for the show.

“Fine details such as her expenses budget and filming dates need to be agreed. Other than that, she’s ready to go.”

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