Louis Walsh blasts James Arthur

Louis Walsh has hit out at James Arthur, insisting he should to be "a lot more grateful" to his fellow stars

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This article is from 2013.

Louis Walsh

Louis Walsh

Louis Walsh has blasted ungrateful James Arthur.

The 'X Factor' judge thinks the 'Impossible' singer - who won the competition last year - should remember how lucky he has been and stop criticising other artists such as One Direction.

He said: "He's a competition winner that got lucky. He came from a little bedsit, he should be a lot more grateful and a lot more respectful to everybody. Don't get me going.

"Nicole worked so hard with him last year - she got him into the final. He doesn't look comfortable in his own skin. He has talent but he's not Bob Dylan.

"You can't be slagging off One Direction, you can't slag off success. I think they're good role models and show the pop business is alive and well."

Louis previously managed Girls Aloud and though they split last year after a decade together, he believes they could make a return in the future.

He added to OK! magazine: "I'd say it's possible they'll reform. They made brilliant pop records. The thing is, no band gets on well if they're being honest, they need to get on stage together and smile."

James Arthur

The singer and winner of the ninth series of The X Factor takes his 'The Story So Far' tour on the road.

Bournemouth International Centre

Thu 30 Nov

£33.65–£43.45 / 0844 576 3000

First Direct Arena, Leeds

Thu 16 Nov

£33.05–£44.05 / 0844 248 1585

Genting Arena, Birmingham

Sat 25 Nov

£33.35–£44.35 / 0844 338 8000

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