Louis Walsh hits out at Simon Cowell ahead of X Factor return

Louis Walsh has claimed that Simon Cowell is a “fool” for not being apart of the British X Factor which returns to ITV 1 this Saturday.

Simon Cowell left his role as judge and mentor on the reality show so he could launch the American version of The X Factor which premiers in September. On the British version, viewers will see three new judges which replace Simon, Dannii Minogue and Cheryl Cole.

Speaking to The Mirror, Louis Walsh said that ‘We’ve got brilliant new judges and he’s going to be so p***ed off that he’s not doing it. Simon’s a fool. This show is going to be much bigger and better than the US version.”

Gary Barlow, Kelly Rowland and Tulisa Contoslavos will join the only remaining judge Louis Walsh when the new series returns this weekend.