Simon Cowell warns The X Factor judges: ‘Up your game or I’ll bring back Louis Walsh’

Right now Louis Walsh is probably somewhere doing an excited Irish jig – because Simon Cowell is reportedly threatening to bring him back to The X Factor.


by Jack White |
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After axing his friend from the judging panel earlier this year, Simon, 55, is said to have warned the current line-up that nobody is safe, and that Louis, 62, could reclaim his seat at any time.

Rita Ora and Nick Grimshaw were added as mentors for the new series, joining returning judges Cheryl Fernandez-Versini and Simon.

Simon has warned that nobody is safe should the show become 'boring'
Simon has warned that nobody is safe should the show become 'boring'

But the music mogul wants to keep things controversial, and won’t hesitate to make changes should the show become ‘boring’.

Simon told the Daily Star: “If they’re not talking about you then you’ve got a problem. I think it’s a good thing. I think we’re lucky.

“When you have the opportunity to make a could of shows like ours then there’s more fun than problems.”

Rita thinks they've already found the next big band

Rita, 24, also revealed that, following the news that One Direction are to go on hiatus in 2016, they might have found the next big band.

She said: “We have three groups that I would take right now from their first audition straight through to the live shows and I would have no qualms about that. No fear.”

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