The ‘X Factor’ judges have never exactly been best pals and in their latest exchange Cheryl has apparently accused the showbiz veteran of being deaf.
According to The Sun, Chezza has hit out at Louis, complaining: “We went through stages where people would say, ‘My name is Ben’ and he would be like, ‘Ken?’ and we would be like ‘Ben!’
“We have told him he needs a hearing aid but I don’t think it went down very well.”
However, Louis wasn’t about to let Cheryl have the last word and swiped back: “Maybe that’s from listening to her records!
“Anything she can say I can hit back twice as hard.”
He then apparently decided to discuss whether Cheryl will perform her latest single ‘I Don’t Care’ on the show, adding: “I’d like to see her perform, singing and dancing. I hope she sings live... I am sure she can.”
We’re giving this round to Louis.
Ever since Louis managed Girls Aloud, the pair haven’t exactly seen eye-to-eye and never sit together on the ‘X Factor’ panel.
Louis is also reportedly planning to trim down one of his own acts, by ditching some of the members of the 8-piece boyband Stereo Kicks.