X Factor judge Louis Walsh didn't mean to cause any offence
The Irish judge made the bizarre comment after the singer performed his medley of The Monkees hit I’m A Believer and Outkast‘s Hey Ya!
‘You’re a little like Lenny Henry,’ said Louis, leaving the rest of the panel pulling quizzical faces.
But now the 58-year-old has issued an apology to Paije, 19.
‘Louis never meant to cause any offence,’ an X Factor spokesman tells The Sun.
Paije is being mentored by Dannii Minogue, 39.