He has previously noted that he prefers working on The X Factor judging panel with current star Nicole Scherzinger over Cheryl, reigniting a bitter feud between the pair.
And Louis Walsh has once again said that he favours Nicole's judging on the ITV singing competition, even when he was trying to compliment Cheryl.
The 65-year-old music mogul told OK! magazine that he would love to see Nicole return for the next series, amid speculation the American Beauty is planning to depart from The X Factor to focus on her music.
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Shade: Former X Factor judge Louis Walsh revealed that he prefers Nicole Scherzinger as a judge on the ITV singing competition over former star Cheryl
Louis previously hinted he did not get along with the Girls Aloud songstress, but told the publication that they were never involved in any real feud.
Louis said: 'There was never any hatchet [to bury]. We sometimes disagree on things, but she's a great judge.'
But ever opinionated, Louis tagged onto the end of his statement: 'Nicole is the best, though.'
Louis also hinted that former judge Tulisa Contostavlos was also better than Cheryl, during her stint on the series between 2011 and 2012.
'Tulisa was great, she never gets any credit - she put Little Mix together, everybody forgets that', the Irish star added.
Re-ignite: Louis revealed that while he liked Cheryl as a judge, Nicole was still the best for the panel
Screen star: Louis' comments came amid speculation that Nicole may not return to The X Factor next series in 2018
Cheryl and Nicole first began to hint they were on frosty terms after Cheryl the pair's encounter in her