X Factor's Cheryl: 'Louis didn't bow out quite so gracefully'

Published Tuesday, Sep 1 2015, 13:39 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Cheryl Fernandez-Versini has said Louis Walsh didn't bow out of X Factor that gracefully but their relationship is better now they don't work together.

Irish judge Louis left the show earlier this year, after being on the panel for 11 years. He then did a few interviews in which swipes were taken at Chezza, including calling her "lazy and irrelevant" and suggesting she wouldn't do the show if Nicole Scherzinger returned.

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini arrives at the launch of her new fragrance StormFlower Noir
18 August


Louis Walsh on This Morning
21 August 2015


Now, in an interview with The Mirror's TV Magazine, Cheryl was asked if it was safe to say she wasn't missing Louis…

"Yeah," she replied. "He hasn't bowed out quite so gracefully with some of the things he has said, but it was the right time for him to move on. I have spoken to him since. We had an initial chat, which was a heavy one, but then we had another that was very nice. I think it's better for our relationship now that we're not working together."

Louis was replaced by BBC Radio 1 Breakfast Show host Nick Grimshaw, while Mel B was replaced by Rita Ora.

In her interview, Cheryl also spoke about rumours of feuding with the female judges on the show, saying: "I have never had a problem with any female judges. My problem was always with Louis.

"I've never been jealous of other women or into the fash-off thing. I wouldn't have been able to work in Girls Aloud for 10 years if I had a problem with girls wearing nice dresses. It's a real shame when people want to create tension between two women on TV. It's just nonsense."

The all-new X Factor premiered on ITV at the weekend, but several reports have described the ratings as disappointing, after the launch show failed to match the figures of last year's one.



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