The Irish judge seriously lost his cool at Thursday’s ‘X Factor’ press event when we quizzed him about Cheryl potentially returning to the judging panel.
He spat: “Simon wouldn’t invite Cheryl back because we have Nicole. We have Nicole and Sharon - we don’t need another girl. So go and fuck off now. No silly questions, seriously.”
The music manager, who was on the red carpet with his finalists 5 After Midnight, then whacked the microphone that was being used to record the interview.
Liam has now taken to Twitter to tell Louis in no uncertain terms what he thinks of his comments and behaviour.
The One Direction star fumed: “Congratulations Louis Walsh for setting the worst example on handling media for his band who are about to step into a very hard industry.
“Maybe it’s about time you realise it’s not all about you and shut the f**k up for once, let them speak.”
Well, that’s Louis told.
Cheryl also responded to her boyfriend’s tweets, adding:
Louis and Cheryl have a long and complicated history and have traded many public blows since he was Girls Aloud’s manager, following their time on ‘Popstars: The Rivals’ in 2002.
The pair appeared to have called a truce during their last stint on the show together in 2014, but he reignited their feud when he made a series of catty comments about her and Rita Ora upon his return earlier this year.
‘The X Factor’ final airs on Saturday and Sunday at 8pm on ITV.