Another week, another TWO HOURS of the X Factor judges bickering.
Yes, our fave talent show has officially become the battle of the egos rather than the battle of the singing talent, with the four judges yet again fighting in front of the contestants’ like rowing parents headed for a divorce.
However, it all came to a head when Cheryl got so fed up with Simon Cowell criticizing her that she claimed to be allergic to him and eventually switched seats with an excitable Louis Walsh.
So, what exactly happened?
The pair started fighting pretty much straight away, with Simon yet again speaking over Chezza as she offered her critique to Simon’s act, Jay James.
Resorting to her new catchphrase of 2014; “It’s MY opinion”, the 31-year-old warned the music mogul that he wasn’t allowed to slag off any of her girls if she wasn’t allowed to criticize his overs.
After taking pieces from eachother all night, Dermot O’Leary pretty much fed Cheryl the bait when they took an interval from performances and he decided to have a good ol’ natter with the judges.
Derm mentioned a story that had hit the headlines this week about a 43-year-old woman called Michelle who is apparently allergic to Simon and has panic attacks and actually VOMITS when she sees/ hears him – and Cheryl immediately retorted that she thinks she has the same condition.
Running with the lolz, Chez asked Mel B to swap seats with her because she didn’t want to sit in her prestigious ‘next-to-Simon-Cowell’ seat anymore, and Mel, who is fast becoming our fave judge, wouldn’t even hear her out.
Cheryl then asked Louis if he fancied swapping and before she had even finished asking the question, an excitable Louis had already jumped up and was turfing Cheryl out of the chair that he has been dreaming of for the past decade.
The Irish judge still managed to quip “At least I’m still next to Mel” as he took his new seat next to Si, and we can’t quite decide if this was a dig at Cheryl or if he is just really, really desperate to make Mel his new sidekick, a la Tulisa and Sharon Osborne.
… Probs a bit of both?
Lou-Lou spent the rest of the night relishing every second in his new seat and we’re not surprised – after all, it’s been a long time coming.
And to be honest, it seemed to do the trick.
Cheryl and Simon bickered no more, with Si instead venting his frustrations onto Louis for the VERY HARSH words he had to say about culling his act, Stereo Kicks, last week.
Which was a fair enough frustration to vent, although we can’t help but think that maybe the chair next to Si is cursed and whoever is unfortunate enough to sit there has to put up with Mr. Cowell whining in their ear all night.
To be honest, we think that we might be a little bit allergic to him too…
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