X Factor's Louis Walsh: Cheryl has picked my wildcard!

Published Tuesday, Oct 7 2014, 14:08 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
X Factor judge Louis Walsh has revealed that Cheryl Fernandez has picked his wildcard - and he has picked hers!

This weekend, four new acts will be added into the mix as the current hopefuls take to the stage for the first of the X Factor live shows.

But in a new twist, the judges will be choosing the wildcards for each other!

Louis Walsh at X Factor Press Launch held at the Ham Yard Hotel - Arrivals, 27 August 2014


Speaking on Loose Women today, Louis said: "There's actually going to be 16 acts. There's four wildcards.

"I cannot tell you who they are, but we all picked wildcards for the other judges. I picked somebody for Cheryl and I think she picked an act for me!"

This weekend, viewers saw Louis break down in tears as he sent home a girl band - that had been put together by the judges - at Judges' Houses.

Louis rarely sheds a tear on the ITV1 show, but he insists it was genuine emotion.

X Factor 2014 Judges' Houses: Tulisa and Louis Walsh in Bermuda

© ITV / Syco / Thames TV

Louis was helped by Tulisa at Judges' Houses

He said: "There were these five girls we put together and I had to say no. They were crying in front of me.

"i wasn't acting! I haven't cried for a long time. It was absolutely genuine. Those girls wanted it so bad."

Louis' current three acts are duo Blonde Electra, a new boy band yet to be named and Only The Young, with a fourth being added this weekend.

Will Cheryl take pity and give him his beloved girl band? Only time will tell!

Who is your favourite X Factor 2014 judge so far? Answer in our poll!
Simon Cowell: The original and the best25.05%
Cheryl Fernandez-Versini: Glad to have her back36.66%
Mel B: She's a breath of fresh air29.82%
Louis Walsh: Familiarity is comforting8.47%


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