The ‘X Factor’ veteran branded the Girls Aloud star “lazy and irrelevant” in a magazine interview, before she bit back on Twitter, telling the “obsessed” Irishman to “use his mouth to say something positive”.
Cheryl and Louis have not made up
Louis has since said that Cheryl had seen the funny side of his comments and they had joked about it over text message.
"She knows I’m writing a book, so it’s all fun and games, there’s no nastiness.”
However, Cheryl has now denied Louis’ claims, saying that her messages were not meant in a humorous way.
She posted on Instagram: “Back pedal until out of sight.
“Ps) I would not have found the text messages I sent to be ‘funny’ but ok!!
“Toodles,” she added, in an apparent dig at Louis being axed from the upcoming series of ‘The X Factor’.
The pair have an up-and-down history, as they first fell out when Louis managed Girls Aloud after they won ‘Popstars: The Rivals’ in 2002.
But they looked to have put their differences aside when they reunited on ‘The X Factor’ last year.
Following their latest spat, Simon Cowell compared them to cartoon cat and mouse characters Tom and Jerry, telling ‘Good Morning Britain’: "There was always going to be a clash."