X Factor judge puts Cheryl in her place

Louis Walsh is keen for Spice Girl Mel B, 34, to step into Dannii Minogue‘s shoes on The X Factor judging panel while she’s on maternity leave.

‘I would love her to join The X Factor,’ he admits,’I think she’d be feisty and gobby. I like that.

Mel‘s good, she’s very underrated. She’d be just as good as Cheryl Cole as a judge, if not better.

‘She’d be able to put Simon and Cheryl in their places. I’ll gang up with her against them.’

Louis, 57, isn’t happy that so much media attention is focused on the Girls Aloud star, who got her own big break on Popstars: The Rivals in 2002.

‘It’s not the Cheryl Cole show, it’s The X Factor,’ he insists. ‘Cheryl just happens to be a judge on it.

‘I like reminding her where she came from.’

Joanna Hart