13/10/2016 15:51 BST

X Factor's Louis Walsh Slates Girl Groups, Ahead Of 4 Of Diamonds' Return

Well, that's awkward.

Louis Walsh has admitted he doesn’t like working with girl bands… just days after it was confirmed that he would be mentoring girl band 4 Of Diamonds for the rest of their time on ‘The X Factor’.

Earlier in the series, Louis came under fire from viewers for giving novelty singing duo Bratavio a spot in the live shows, ahead of fan favourites 4 Of Diamonds.

However, the girls have since been thrown a lifeline, following the impromptu exit of Brooks Way via the back door, and they’ll be back on the show in Saturday’s (15 October) live episode.

4 Of Diamonds

Louis has since admitted that girl groups aren’t usually his thing, telling Yahoo UK: I don’t particularly like working with girl bands because it’s very hard to find a girl band that all get on.”


He does have high hopes for 4 Of Diamonds, though, adding: “These four seem like really good friends and we picked our song for Saturday, the theme is Motown, I’m very glad that I have them now.

“I did love 4 Of Diamonds and if I could have picked a fourth act I would have picked them anyway.”

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Louis Walsh

While Louis has previously managed the likes of Boyzone and Westlife, his time looking after girl groups has been slightly less successful.

After Girls Aloud triumphed in ‘Popstars: The Rivals’ back in 2002, he briefly served as their manager, though the girls eventually gave him the boot.

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Louis with the stars of 'Popstars The Rivals' in 2002

Band member Cheryl Fernandez-Versini later told Marie Claire: “Louis claimed to be our manager but he never did it.

“We didn’t talk to him or anything like that. He just took a cheque. Literally, we didn’t have management.”

See how 4 Of Diamonds get on in their ‘X Factor’ return in Saturday’s show, airing at 8pm on ITV.

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