With the X Factor auditions currently underway, sparks are sure to fly once again between the judges – and we can’t wait!
To celebrate the start of the new series, we decided to have a look back at a few of the best bust-ups from previous series’ of The X Factor.
Sharon vs Louis – 2005
this This argument was definitely one of our favourite on-screen fall outs – who can forget the infamous moment when Sharon Osbourne leapt up from her seat and threw her glass of water in Louis Walsh’s stunned face?
Cheeky Louis asked Sharon, “Are you taking Ozzy’s drugs?” as she giggled uncontrollably. Sharon then replied, “Don’t you bring my husband in!” before drenching the bewildered Irishman with not one, but TWO glasses of water!
The firey Mrs Osbourne definitely won this battle, with the audience chanting her name in support of her dramatic performance. Louis Walsh was no match for feisty Shazza.
Dannii vs Louis – 2008
Sadly, this fight was not broadcast live on The X Factor, however the aftermath of Louis’ ruckus with Dannii Minogue in an ad break was hard to miss.
It was claimed that Louis accused Dannii of nabbing the song he had wanted for JLS – which was Rule The World – in Take That week. Dannii’s act, Rachel Hylton (who?), was given the song, which caused Louis to blow his top.
Following the row in the ad break, Dannii broke down on the live show, and struggled to introduce her act. The pair were later made to kiss and make up by big boss man Simon Cowell.
This wasn’t the only row between this pair, Dannii and Louis continually struggled to see eye to eye, and she even branded him a “little snappy snap crocodile”. We think he’s more of a teddy bear than a croc, though.
The pair eventually became friends on the show.
Kelly vs Tulisa & Louis – 2011
THE fight of the 2011 series. Kelly Rowland did not take kindly to Tulisa and Louis publicly announcing that her act, Mischa B, had allegedly been bullying another contestant.
Louis commented, “One of my contestants has complained to me about Mischa bullying her,” to which Kelly replied “Oh no, no, no! We’re not gonna go through that!”. Louis later apologised for using the word ‘bullying’ as all the judges get, “so involved with their acts and want to defend their acts”
Louis vs Alexandra
The hilarious spat between Louis and guest judge Alexandra Burke coined the phrase ‘ok.com’.
Unfortunately Alex now just as famous for the hilarious new phrase as she is for her post-X Factor music career. Awk. Louis was not impressed by Alex’s comments about his act, Kitty Brucknell, to which Alex responded, “Did I say it was Cabaret? Or did I say it comes across as Cabaret? You’d better get the words correct, OK dot com. Thank you.”
Louis vs Kelly
“You’re not a rock star, you’ll never be a rock star and the only thing big about you is your hair.”
Louis harsh verdict on Frankie Cocozza’s dire performance angered Kelly Rowland so much she raged, “Don’t ever tell somebody what they’ll never be!”
Louis couldn’t resist having the last word, however, saying ‘I don’t care what you think!” That told her…. Er…
We are sure there are many more feisty moments to come, we can’t wait for the new series to reach our screens.