Cheryl Fernandez-Versini and Louis Walsh have had a pretty turbulent relationship since they first met on Popstars: The Rivals back in 2002. She was pissed off he didn't properly manage Girls Aloud, they had their fair share of squabbles at The X Factor judges' desk and now he reckons she's 'lost energy.'
Yup - after branding Chezza 'lazy' and 'irrelevant' last year, Louis now thinks she 'needs a rest' and reckons she could probably benefit from 'another hit.' Oh bloody hell.
Chatting to the Daily Star, Louis said: "She's lost a bit of energy. She should go away, make another record and maybe have another hit." Well apparently she's hitting the studio with her new boyfriend Liam Payne, mate; so that hit might be coming sooner than we thought.
Also if Cheryl's gonna 'go away' who's gonna take her place on The X Factor, eh Louis? You?
"Simon's already said he wished he hadn't let me go," he added. He wanted to bring me back in the middle of the last series, but thought it'd be a bit odd with five judges. I wouldn't go back unless it was the right people.
"X Factor went off the boil last year. Simon tweaked it too much - like his face. He needs to bring back the old X Factor; have the auditions in a small room. People loved that, it was intimate and revealing."
What d'ya make of that, then? Does Cheryl need a bit of a break? Tweet us over @sugarscape and all that malarky, please and a-thank you.
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