X Factor judges trade catty insults ahead of tonight’s show

We know that Cheryl Fernandez-Versini and Louis Walsh aren’t exactly the best of friends, and their catty feud has taken another embarrassing twist ahead of this weekend’s live shows.

Cheryl, who hasn’t gone to great lengths to hide her dislike of Louis (although the feeling is definitely mutual), has revealed that she thinks Louis is going deaf and needs to get a hearing aid.

During an interview this week, the singer said: “We went through stages where people would say: ‘My name is Ben’, and he would be like: ‘Ken?’ And we would be like, ‘BEN!’”

She added: “We have told him he needs a hearing aid but I don’t think it went down very well.”

Yes, we can imagine that Louis wouldn’t have been too pleased at her suggestion.

Never one to take a jibe lying down though, Louis hit back at his co-star, insulting her music yet again.

Louis responded to Cheryl’s comments in the Sun, saying: “Maybe that’s from listening to her records! Anything she can say, I can hit back twice as hard.”

And just in case Cheryl thought she was getting away lightly, the music mogul added that he would be only too pleased to see her perform her latest single live on the show, saying: “I hope she sings live. I’m sure she can.”

Thank heavens for Mel B being there to separate these two tonight!