By Ryan Kennedy
Photos by Fabrizio Belluschi

IRISH pop music mogul Louis Walsh has slammed Britney Spears in a recent interview.
Talking to BBC Radio One’s Scott Mills he claimed Britney Spears had no hope of returning to her former glory.
He said: “I think she, Kerry Katona and Lindsay Lohan should all play some sort of rehab gig. To be honest I think she’s past it.”
He then went on to talk about his recent and controversial sacking from ITV’s hit show The X Factor, and his subsequent return claiming he didn’t even attempt to renegotiate his contract.
He said: “I didn’t even ask for more money, I just wanted to get my old job back, I was really, really glad. And I was really, really distraught when I lost the job.
“I know it sounds silly, it’s just a TV show but it’s not just an ordinary TV show it’s The X Factor. I loved doing it.”
The long-running reality show returns this Saturday with tensions between the now infamous panel still apparently running high. When asked by a member of the public during a phone in if he had ever been offered any favours for a chance to appear on the show, he said: “No. Definitely not, X factor doesn’t work like that. If anything I offer the ego massages, after all I work with three big egos every day.”