Rumours have been circulating for a while that the pair aren’t getting on, with Simon Cowell saying earlier this year that Cheryl had been against Louis returning to the panel.
However, the two looked to be getting on well in this photo, which Mel B posted on her Instagram page along with the caption: “Yippee bring it.”
The judges are currently in Manchester for the first round of auditions, and although Mel is reported to have told Simon straight that she isn’t on the panel to cause any drama with Cheryl, that doesn’t appear to have stopped Louis trying to wind them up.
“Louis was giggling because he knows everything won’t stay harmonious the whole way through and they will have differences.”
‘The X Factor’ will be returning to screens later this year, and while Dermot O’Leary is back to host the main show, spin-off series ‘The Xtra Factor’ has a new presenter at the helm with Sarah Jane Crawford who has replaced Caroline Flack.