Says: 'Nadine could have been a big star if she’d married a footballer'...
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.