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Louis Walsh Called Simon Cowell A ‘Fool’: It’s Like Chosing Between Illnesses

by | 15th, August 2011

TAKING sides is never easy. However, as humans, we’re preprogrammed to do exactly that. Whether it’s football teams or pooh-sticks floating down a river, we need to back someone because without competitiveness in our lives, we’re nothing.

However, what do we do when both sides are equally odious? Step forward, the catfight that is Louis Walsh and Simon Cowell. On one hand, we have a coal eyed, man boobular, high-waist banded snark; the other, we have a camp lunatic who has never once introduced his brain to his mouth (like a little Lenny Henry, you might say).

So what’s the beef? Well, Walsh has decided to brand Simon Cowell a ”fool” for quitting the UK version of ‘The X Factor‘ and thinks it will be a much better show without him, leaving us to ponder whether Lil Louis actually wants Cowell on the show or not.

Naturally, Cowell went chasing the lucrative dollar when launching X Factor USA, and didn’t have time for the UK equivalent (which is likely to be a success regardless).

Louis is left in Blighty with his novelty acts  – or, fellow judges Gary Barlow, Kelly Rowland and Tulisa Contostavlos (from N Dubz) if you prefer.

Walsh says:

“We’ve got brilliant new judges and he’s going to be so pissed 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.”

“He left ‘American Idol’ and it continued to be a huge success. Now he’s gone from the UK ‘X Factor’ but we are going to show him that it’s not about him – it’s all about the talent. We don’t need Simon. We’ve moved on.”

Of course, Cowell always employs the WWE school of thought, which means that someone will probably get unceremoniously fired from the show, leaving him the chance to return ‘to sort this mess out’ and whatever. It’s all brilliantly orchestrated. Not that Louis agrees.

“There is an amazing energy on the show. I don’t think Simon is going to be involved in the series at any stage.

Or, in English, ‘I hope my mouth doesn’t keep running and I end up with a P45’.



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