Cheryl Fernandez-Versini won't return to X Factor if Nicole Scherzinger does, claims Louis Walsh

Louis Walsh seems determined to keep his war of words with Cheryl Fernandez-Versini going. In a new interview with The Sun on Sunday, Walsh claimed that the 'Crazy Stupid Love' singer has blocked Nicole Scherzinger's return to The X Factor judging panel. 2015-05-24_1207 While Walsh will not feature on the panel this year, Simon Cowell and Fernandez-Versini appear likely to take up their seats once again, joined by two new faces. "Cheryl's got a job. Why won't she let Nicole be on the panel this year? Why won't she allow Simon to have Nicole on the panel?" Walsh said. "That's the truth. "Because Nicole's good. She won't sign if Nicole signs. I thought Nicole would be great to get back. I really do. "If I was going to hire any female, it would be her. Sharon Osborne would be amazing too. She was brilliant. The year before was so fun. But Simon won't hire her because he can't control her." Last week, Walsh branded the former Girls Aloud star "irrelevant", claiming that she had been "lazy" and lacking "energy" on the show last year. This prompted Cheryl to hit back on Twitter, asking if the Irish manager has "some kind of an obsession with me". We await her response to these latest quotes... More Stories: Eurovision crowd turns on Russian entry Meet Björn Borg's new ambassador Joe Wicks AKA The Boach Coach