Simon Cowell Jumps To Judge’s Defence After Attack From Louis Walsh 6 years ago

Simon Cowell Jumps To Judge’s Defence After Attack From Louis Walsh

He may not be on the judging panel this year, but it hasn’t stopped Louis Walsh from grabbing the headlines.

The former X-Factor judge has hit out at his replacement Nick Grimshaw, labelling him as a ‘bad booking’.


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While appearing on the new Channel 4 chat show hosted by Gogglebox favourites Steph and Dom, Walsh continued:

"He's a nice enough guy, but he's like a groupie - you only ever see him with famous people."

According to The Sun, Walsh didn’t stop at Grimshaw, turning his attention to Cheryl Fernandez-Versini.

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There’s no love lost between the pair, who famously fell out last year, and it seems like Louis still doesn’t rate her work in the judging stakes:

"She's very ambitious - she's not there for the music."


Rumours that Louis Walsh was set to re-join the panel as a fifth judge have since been dubbed as ‘speculation’.


Jumping to Grimshaw’s defence, Simon Cowell recently said he felt like Nick will come into his own during the live shows adding:

''I did say to Nick beforehand: 'If it all comes on top you know what the score is. You will get good weeks and not so good weeks.' I think he is tough and he gets it. I think he's doing good. Is he being sidelined for Louis [Walsh]? No chance, forget it. He is 100% safe.
''When you do the live shows that is when it really counts. He is fun to work with, and loves being on the show. It just takes a little while for people to get used to new people.''

H/T The Sun