After years of bitter comments, snarky remarks and on-camera jabs between Louis Walsh and Ronan Keating, the popstar confirmed what we knew along: his relationship with Louis is anything but positive.
“I think it’s obvious we don’t have a great relationship. Sadly, it was the way it went,” Ronan has bluntly admitted.
Louis is also known for his infamous and troublesome relationship with Cheryl Fernandez Versini, having managed the girlband Girls Aloud for a hot minute before the group ditched him on the grounds that he allegedly had “zero involvement” with their development.
Over the years, the now former X Factor judge, has openly called Ronan a “karaoke singer…who actually believed his own publicity.” The tv personality didn’t stop there though, when in 2012 he insisted that the ‘Rollarcoaster’ singer was “spoiled” and that he was after his judging seat on the talent show.
In response to these claims, Ronan tweeted, at the time, that he was no “diva”. This week on Magic FM’s Magic in the Morning Breakfast Show, the star spoke honestly about the feud:
“He was very important to me as a mentor and I’m grateful for the opportunities he gave me, because I wouldn’t be here without them, but there’s only so much you can give back and be so grateful, and for that not to be appreciated or respected.”
The singer reckons Louis should listen to his advice, for his own sake.
“Really he should just move on and be happy and grateful for what he’s achieved – he’s had a great career,” he said.
“It’s no life to be bitter and talking negatively about people – it festers in your soul.”