Louis Walsh Gets His Claws Out For The Voice
X Factor judge picks a fight with BBC talent show and Will.I.Am...
The outspoken judge on Black Eyed Peas star wasn't the real talent in his band.
He toldFergie in that band, where would he be?
"The way he dresses at his age… what’s that silly glove all about? Fergie is the real star. I would love her on The X Factor, and to be a judge on the show."
And Louis was dismissive of the hit BBC show in general.
He continued: "I hate The Voice. I think everyone thought The Voice UK would be like the US version, and it’s not. It’s dull and boring."
Asked if he would consider defecting to the show, he replied: "No way, it’s not great TV. It's like Fame Academy all those years ago. The best thing about it are the revolving chairs, and once you've seen that, the novelty wears off."
The Voice has seen its rating fall in recent weeks and there are reports in several newspapers today that changes could be made before the second series.
The Sun even suggests that the whole judging panel could be axed.
It quotes a mole at the BBC as saying: "Any new series has teething troubles and bosses will want to examine this first series of The Voice to work out what worked well and what didn't work well.
"One of the issues will be the line-up of coaches on the panel and deciding if it is worth keeping all or some of them on board for the next series."
Will.I.Am came under fire last month when it emerged that his charges on the show had been told to contact him via Twitter.