Louis Walsh furious with Cheryl Cole’s ‘manager’ claims

Louis Walsh has hit back at Cheryl Cole’s claims that he ‘never managed’ Girls Aloud and ‘just took a cheque’ saying: ‘I’ve no idea why she’s made these comments but, in my eyes, it says a lot about her.’

Louis’ response comes after the 28-year-old pop star spoke about the girl band’s big break during an interview with Marie Claire magazine.

During the interview with the glossy magazine, the Fight For This Love singer went on to say 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.’

'Our friendship is over': Louis said that he was always the first to defend Cheryl on the X Factor
Louis and Cheryl on the X Factor judging panel

According to the Daily Mirror, Louis has been left stunned by Cheryl’s opinion and has even said that their ‘friendship is over.’

‘I was always the first to defend her on the X Factor, and always watched her back’ Walsh said.

‘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.’

Despite Louis publicly declaring that he would support Cheryl if she returned to the X Factor in the UK, she clearly isn’t bothered about burning her bridges.

‘X Factor was a great experience and time in my life and career but is now part of my past,’ she wrote on Twitter.