herald

Tuesday 12 December 2017

Simon and Louis urged to end bitch Factor

RIVAL X Factor judges have been ordered to stop their bickering so their acts can be the real stars of the show.

Cheryl Cole and Dannii Minogue have asked their warring colleagues Louis Walsh and Simon Cowell to end their fighting on the live shows, ahead of tomorrow's episode of the reality TV series.

An insider revealed that the gorgeous singers were fed up with their fellow judges' constant hostility towards each other, which according to them, could detract from their contestants' performances.

"The girls said they are sick of the bickering and want the show to be about the acts, not Simon and Louis," the insider said. "They have told them to sort it out ahead of the shows.

"Simon and Louis love to drive each other crazy on the show."

"The girls just want a peaceful life," the well-informed source added.

While music moguls Simon (51) and Louis (58) have had public spats before, their squabbling reached new heights last weekend when Louis accused Simon of putting all his efforts into the series' only remaining boyband, One Direction.

The Irish music producer said on air that Simon was more supportive of the teenagers than of his other act, girlband Belle Amie.

Louis told the girls last Saturday: "You've got a problem as you're on your own in this competition. Simon's putting all his energy into One Direction and it's not right."

Simon's temper flared at the accusation and he replied: "Why do you have to be so nasty, unpleasant and bitchy? They wanted to make their own song decision; they're not puppets."

The row was prompted by the girls' song choice I'll Stand By You which they decided to perform instead of going with their mentor's suggestion.

"Louis feels a bit protective of Belle Amie as he loves Rebecca Creighton," said a show insider.

All three Irish contestants -- Niall Horan (16) from One Direction, Rebecca Creighton (21) from Belle Amie and Mary Byrne (50), from the over 28s, are still in the running for this year's finals.

Tesco employee Mary revealed that she was exhausted after failing to get any rest at the X Factor house and that she may move to a hotel.

The single mum has promised to show off her fun side this weekend, and she is rumoured to be planning to perform Take That's Could it Be Magic.

hnews@herald.ie

Promoted articles

Entertainment News