Louis Walsh is certainly not a man to mince his words. In a new interview with the Guardian, he talks about how he managed Girls Aloud and what he feels about Cheryl Cole, saying, “You want the real story? OK, I'm going to tell you. There was a girl in Ireland called Nadine Coyle, and I said, go for this show. She is an amazing vocalist. A real, real singer. So I pushed her in the band, and I said Nadine is the lead singer.
He adds, “I never worked with them very well 'cos they kind of scared me, the five girls together. Five girls is a bit scary. They were all a bit scary. Generally, girls don't like each other. That's the problem. I couldn't help them with their hair, makeup, all those things. And from the moment I said Nadine was the best singer, the others alienated me. Well, she is the best singer! By a mile. But she didn't marry a footballer. If she'd married a footballer she'd have been a big star."
When asked if there was tension when Cheryl was a judge alongside him on X Factor, saying, “Yes. Cheryl knows how to work it. Cheryl is all about Cheryl."
There have been plenty of rumors that Cole may return to the show at the expense of Tulisa so when Walsh is asked about picking between Tulisa and Cheryl, he says, "Tulisa. She works hard; she's honest. I did say she's a chav in a tracksuit, but she's a good chav in a good tracksuit. She's a lovely girl."