He says they’re not a patch on Westlife
Newly reinstated X Factor judge Louis Walsh has taken a pop at McFly.
The music mogul, 55, says the teen group are not in the same league as Westlife and Boyzone, the boybands he steered to fame.
‘They were holding guitars and I don’t think they were plugged in most of the time,’ he insists in ITV show The Truth About Boy Bands.
‘And they’re jumping round the stage with silly haircuts, trying to be American, I don’t really buy that.’
Louis also reckons the McFly lads aren’t as squeaky-clean as they make out.
‘Behind closed doors in their hotels they get drunk, they take drugs, they let in groupies – they’re guys,’ he says.