Cheryl Cole and Louis Walsh in management row!
Thursday 05 April 2012
Uh-oh, it looks like there may be trouble in paradise as former X Factor colleagues Cheryl Cole and Louis Walsh have come to heads over management comments made by Cheryl earlier this week.
Cheryl mentioned that Louis Walsh never really managed Girls Aloud but simply collected a cheque. She said that Girls Aloud reached their success on their own after winning the ITV1 show Popstars in 2002.
'We never had management. Louis claimed to be our manager but he never did it,' she said.
'We didn't talk to him or anything like that. He just took a cheque.
'Literally, we didn't have management.'
But apparently Louis is not letting the comments lie, and has even said that their 'friendship is over.'
He said: 'I've no idea why she's made these comments but, in my eyes, it says a lot about her.'
'I was always the first to defend her on the X Factor, and always watched her back' he added.
'I won't stand for anyone criticising me professionally and if I was in London right now I'd give her a piece of my mind.'
However, it seems that Cheryl's comments may not have been that far from the truth after all if Louis' own comments in a 2009 interview were anything to go by.
He told The Belfast Telegraph: 'They probably found me difficult. I was living in Dublin and didn’t give 100%.'
He said that the band werw a 'nightmare' to manage and he found working with boy bands easier.
'Girls are high maintenance, it’s easier to manage boy bands — less hairspray, less make-up, less baggage.'
After winning Popstars - The Rivals, Kimberley Walsh revealed: 'Louis didn’t speak to us for the first two weeks we were a band.
'We tried to create a relationship with him but he didn’t respond. There are only so many times you’ll ring before giving up.
'We worked solely with the record company and basically managed ourselves.'
Cheryl also added: 'Now I talk to him because I get that business is business and that's how he runs his - but he never chose a hit. Who chose them? Us.'