Louis Walsh has claimed that The X Factor “needs” Cheryl Cole.
The pair frequently clash on the panel but Walsh told Star magazine that he thought Cole was now the ‘biggest character’ on the show.
“I used to think it was Dannii,” he said. “But now it may be Cheryl!
“She didn’t like it when I said the show wasn’t all about her! But I was speaking my mind at the time.”
He continued: “I do like Cheryl, though – The X Factor needs her. When the cameras are turned off, she’s still a real sweetie. It’s not all an act with her.”
Wow Louis saying something nice about Cheryl for once, who knew?