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Cheryl Fernandez-Versini wouldn't welcome Louis Walsh's return

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Cheryl Fernandez-Versini wouldn't welcome Louis Walsh's return

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini wouldn't be in favour of Louis Walsh returning to 'The X Factor'.

The 32-year-old singer - who currently sits on the show's judging panel alongside Rita Ora, Nick Grimshaw and Simon Cowell - has revealed she doesn't know if Louis will return to the hit TV show, but she doesn't think it'd be a sensible idea.

She said: "I read about the rumours that Louis is coming back.

"I thought it was just a rumour, then someone told me he was on TV talking about it as a possibility. I have not been told it's a possibility."

However, Cheryl insisted she's a fan of the current line-up and doesn't think it'd be wise to include Louis at this stage of the competition.

She said: "I'm absolutely in love with them, so I don't know how Louis could comment on acts he doesn't know.

"He doesn't know anybody, so I don't know how that would work out. I'm going to make some phone calls..."

Meanwhile, Sharon Osbourne - another former 'X Factor' judge - revealed she'd heard Louis has been offered a role on the show.

Speaking on the 'Christian O'Connell Breakfast Show' on Absolute Radio, Sharon said: "Louis said Simon called him and asked him if he'd consider going back for the live shows.

"I haven't heard from him as to whether it is a serious offer or not."

What's more, Sharon said the show's success may have peaked and that it's now on the decline.

She shared: "I'm not watching it but Louis has been telling me that the figures are down on the show, which saddens me.

"Basically, it's not going as well as it could be. It's impossible for a show like that to keep on top year after year. It reaches its peak and each year it chips away and slowly goes down and down and down."