Steve Brookstein: Louis and Simon are irrelevant

Former 'X Factor' winner Steve Brookstein has hit out at show boss Simon Cowell calling him "irrelevant" and has branded judge Louis Walsh an "imbecile"

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Steve Brookstein

Steve Brookstein has branded Simon Cowell and Louis Walsh "irrelevant".

The 46-year-old singer was the first ever winner of 'The X Factor' but his career bombed afterwards, but he has now come out to criticise show boss Simon and has called Louis - who has been a judge on every series - an "imbecile".

He told The Guardian: "Louis Walsh is a complete imbecile. He is a complete imbecile. What's he had? Westlife. Westlife!

"Louis Walsh is irrelevant, musically irrelevant. Simon Cowell is musically irrelevant."

Steve - who has just released his no-holds barred memoir 'Getting Over the X' - also revealed that when it came to his first album Simon's demeanour towards him totally changed from how he had been on the TV series.

Speaking about the 55-year-old music mogul, he explained: "He was extremely stern. I'd never seen him like it on 'X Factor'. It was cold - just, 'Look, this is how it's going to be.'

"Inside I'm thinking: who the f**k are you talking to? I don't take this s**t. But I thought: you know what, I'll give you one album. But you mess this up and we're falling out. I didn't want to go on 'The X Factor' and be made a fool of. And I thought, 'No, I'm not having this. 'Cos I know that the music I do is good."

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