Louis slams vain Simon
16:30 25 November 2005
Louis Walsh has launched a bitter attack on fellow 'X Factor' judge Simon Cowell - claiming he is vain.
The music mogul - who earlier this week quit the show after a series of rows - says his co-star is trying to hold off old age by wearing make-up and trying to look taller than he is.
The 53-year-old is quoted in Britain's Daily Mirror newspaper as saying: "I think Simon's very vain.
"He wears platform shoes, has spray tans, wears make-up and dyes his hair, all in an attempt to look younger.
"Simon also likes to do press ups before he goes on set."
The Irish mogul revealed Simon had to beg him to return to the TV talent show - which he has agreed to do.
He said: "I've had an apology from Simon. In fact, Simon has so far sent me five grovelling text messages begging me to come back to the show.
"One text message read, 'I'm really sorry Louis, I consider you one of my closest friends. Simon'."
Louis allegedly stormed off the show after seeing that Simon had called him in "an idiot" in a national newspaper.
The grey-haired star already been arguing with third judge Sharon Osbourne after he criticised her husband Ozzy - and she retaliated by pouring water over him.
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