Former pals Cheryl Fernandez-Versini and Louis Walsh are at loggerheads after Louis called the singer “lazy” and “irrelevant.”
In an interview with Heat Magazine he said, “Cheryl wasn’t great last year. She’s sometimes lazy and lacks energy…She’s irrelevant these days.”
If he thought that his old X Factor colleague would have nothing to say about his accusations, he was quickly proved wrong as Cheryl took to Twitter almost immediately.
“I am beginning to wonder if Louis has some kind of obsession with me”, she tweeted.
The singer added: “Try using your mouth to say something positive abt something positive”.
Louis’ comments come after he revealed he will not be returning to host the next season of X Factor, and admitted to VIP last night at the Pride of Ireland awards that this was a 50:50 decision between him and producers.
“It was just time to leave the show, I mean I was a judge on it for 11 years, I want to focus on being a manager,” he said, adding that his current boyband Hometown are doing really well.
In the meantime, Simon Cowell seems amused by the latest spat between Louis and Cheryl, comparing them to cartoon enemies Tom and Jerry.
“There was always going to be a clash, they’re like Tom and Jerry these two,” he said. “I wish they’d fight more on the show actually. Why do it on Twitter?
“What we should do, is just invite Louis down every week just to argue with Cheryl!”
Louis and Cheryl’s relationship spans 13 years – when she was a contestant and he was a judge on Popstars: The Rivals.