Louis Walsh has spoken out about sick pal Cheryl Cole and has revealed he hopes, and thinks, she will be back on The X Factor soon.
He told Star magazine: “I honestly think Cheryl may be back for the live shows – I think wild horses won’t be able to stop her.”
Speaking of how the Girls Aloud star is recovering after contracting malaria, Louis said: “I honestly think she has started turning a corner.
“She was very ill and now I’m hearing that she is getting a little stronger every day.
“Knowing Cheryl, she will be back looking better than ever. Nobody will be able to keep her away from The X Factor – she loves it!”
Never one to miss his words, Louis also told Star what it has been like working with replacement judges during The X Factor auditions.
Whilst he admits to liking Natalie Imbruglia and Katy Perry, he was not so keen on Spice Girl Geri Halliwell.
He said: “All I can say is, Geri who? What does she know about the music business? She got the most boos from the crowd too.”
Poor old Ginger Spice. Walsh was far more complementary about Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger.
Louis revealed: “I thought Nicole from the Pussycat Dolls was absolutely brilliant when she stood in. When we had a break, I started telling Simon how much I fancied her and how gorgeous she was.”