Louis Wash has seemingly taken a swipe at Cheryl Cole by suggesting that Nadine Coyle could have enjoyed the same success if she had married a famous footballer.
Speaking to The Guardian, The X Factor judge said Girls Aloud’s Nadine deserved to be a big star – and implied that Cheryl has only done so well because she married footballer Ashley Cole.
Louis, who managed the girl group following their win on 2002 talent show Popstars: The Rivals, was reflecting on why Nadine’s solo album Insatiable (released during GA's hiatus) only managed to get to No 47 in the UK albums chart.
"She didn't marry a footballer. If she'd married a footballer, she'd have been a big star," he told the paper.
Just last week Louis had a dig at the group, suggesting they must be re-uniting "for the money" and questioning Cheryl's singing abilities.
Walsh and Cheryl clashed earlier this year after Chezza claimed in an interview that Louis had "zero involvement" in Girls Aloud's success.