Dermot O'Leary: Louis Walsh is the best judge

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 20 October 2014
Dermot O'Leary

Dermot O'Leary

Dermot O'Leary has confessed his favourite judge on 'The X Factor' is Louis Walsh because he can have real fun with him when he's presenting the show

Dermot O'Leary thinks Louis Walsh is the "best judge".

The 'X Factor' presenter says the Irish music manager - the only panelist to have featured on every season of the show - is very honest and unsympathetic towards the contestants.

He told OK! magazine: "You always have a great time with Louis - he doesn't give a s**t.

"In many ways, Louis is the best judge in Judges' Houses because he's the least sympathetic.

"Cheryl [Fernandez-Versini] will say no to someone and say she's sorry so they walk away feeling pretty good about it whereas Louis just goes, 'No'."

The 41-year-old host also admitted he is a bit nervous about new judge Mel B saying something she shouldn't be on live television.

He said: "I'm looking forward to Mel. She's great but she's a handful.

"I'm not sure I can handle her! You're having a conversation with her and you go, 'That was quite rude.' Then you'll say something a bit frisky and she'll come up with by far the rudest thing you've ever heard in your life.

"And I'm like, 'No, I can't match her.' It's pre-watershed which might rein her in a bit."

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