18/06/2014 08:54 BST | Updated 18/06/2014 08:59 BST

Cheryl Cole Downplays Louis Walsh Feud In Behind The Scenes 'X Factor' Photo (PICS)

If Cheryl Cole and Louis Walsh really are feuding behind the scenes of ‘The X Factor’, they’re doing a jolly good job of hiding it in this new photo taken during a break from the audition process.

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.

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This week it was even claimed that Cheryl had refused to sit next to him at the judges’ table, leaving new recruit Mel B to act as a buffer in case any squabbles occur.

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.”

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