Simon Cowell has had his say on Cheryl Fernandez-Versini and Louis Walsh's recent spat over The X Factor. In an interview with Good Morning Britain, the music mogul joked that he would like to see the pair argue more on the show.
"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?"
In his biggest hint yet that Louis will not be returning to the judging panel this series, he added: "What we should do, is just invite Louis down every week just to argue with Cheryl!"
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Simon Cowell said Cheryl and Louis are like Tom and Jerry
Simon's comments come after Cheryl responded to Louis' suggestion that she didn't deserve her place on The X Factor judging panel. The singer tweeted to defend herself after Louis described her as "irrelevant" and "lazy".
"I am beginning to wonder if Louis has some kind of an obsession with me…" Cheryl tweeted. "I mean this is every year whether I am or am not a part of the show."
She continued: "…and btw.. This is the same man asking me what he should say to contestants on our way to the stage bc 'he doesn't know'…"
Cheryl concluded her stream of tweets by urging Louis to stop being so negative.
Louis Walsh said Cheryl Fernandez-Versini was "irrelevant"
"Dear Lou Lou. Try using your mouth to say something positive abt something positive," she wrote.
The 31-year-old's tweets came in response to an interview Louis gave to Heat magazine, in which he said he would rather see Mel B return to the judging panel instead of Cheryl.
"Cheryl wasn't great last year, she's sometimes lazy and lacks energy," Louis said. "She needs to give more, she can give so much more.
"She's irrelevant these days. I know people say the same about me, but apart from anything, I am fun and I have a rapport with Simon."