Louis and Kelly's X Factor feud

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 18 October 2011
Kelly Rowland and Louis Walsh

Kelly Rowland and Louis Walsh

Louis Walsh and Kelly Rowland have reportedly stopped speaking after the Irishman grew frustrated with the singer's conduct on Saturday night's (15.10.11) live 'X Factor' show

Louis Walsh and Kelly Rowland are no longer speaking.

The Irish music manager is reportedly furious with the way his fellow 'X Factor' judge repeatedly talked over him on Saturday night's (15.10.11) live show, and feels the US star is deliberately mocking his acts Johnny Robinson and Kitty Brucknell to get at him.

Louis - who also mentors Sami Brookes - is said to have told a friend: "Kelly has just waltzed in here from America and thinks she knows everything about the show."

A source added to the Daily Mirror newspaper: "The way Kelly talked down to him was unacceptable as far as he's concerned. There is no love lost behind the scenes and Louis and Kelly are not speaking off screen and haven't since Saturday night.

"Louis is just putting all his time into his acts and wants to make sure Kitty, Sami and Johnny have incredible performances.

"He's already working on their next songs and spent time with them on Sunday night as Kelly and Gary were relaxing with their singers in their dressing rooms."

However, Louis and Kelly are not the only people on the show involved in a spat.

Frankie Cocozza - who narrowly escaped leaving the competition after his performance landed him in the sing off against Nu Vibe on Sunday (16.10.11) - was said to be furious when mentor Gary Barlow changed his song at the last minute to Coldplay's 'The Scientist', and correctly predicted he would struggle for survival.

A source told the Sun newspaper: "There were a lot of fans waiting outside the studio.

"When Frankie popped out for a cigarette to calm his nerves he told them not to expect much because he'd been given a s**t song.

"He was grumpy about performing and rightly predicted it would land him in the bottom two. But he didn't dare go against Gary. He was upset, frustrated and worried."

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