Zig and Zag mastermind Simon Cowell has appeared to confirm rumours that Louis Walsh will not be returning to The X Factor this year.
Reports of Louis' departure circulated in yesterday's papers and a few hours ago Cowell tweeted this:
Louis Walsh is one of the good guys. We will always be friends. The door remains open and who knows what's next.……
— Simon Cowell (@SimonCowell) May 11, 2015
There's a lot to unpack about this tweet. Obviously the most outrageous claim is made in the first sentence. Has Cowell completely forgotten about The Carter Twins?
The second sentence talks about a door remaining open, which suggests it has been Louis' decision to leave the show. Perhaps of course it's not a metaphorical door at all, but instead a very literal door. Perhaps this is simply the annual, self-serving Syco-generated rumour mill in full effect.
In other news there are rumours Nick 'Young Louis Walsh' Grimshaw's joining the team so who knows what on earth is happening.