Former Oasis star Noel Gallagher has launched an astonishing attack on Irish tycoon, Louis Walsh, saying he'd love to strangle the X Factor judge, reports the Irish Daily Star.
The mouthy singer revealed he's a huge fan of the TV talent show but he can't stand Walsh.
“He lives in a parallel universe. I mean, he's insane,'' said Noel. “He's as mad as a box of frogs. He comes from a town near where my mam comes from. I've seen him a few times and he reminds me of it.''a
He revealed he nearly hit the roof one night when Walsh mentioned the Gallagher brothers on X Factor. “I remember one of his acts once did an opera version of Don't Look Back in Anger,'' he said. “Simon Cowell was slating it and he said 'Simon, I know the Gallagher brothers and I know they would have loved that.’ I was sat at the telly going “I've never ever met you, you idiot.”
He added: “That's why they should bring out the X Factor in 3D, so you could literally lean into the television and just press on his throat a little bit.” Noel also slammed Walsh's decision to send home soldier Jonjo Kerr in Sunday's shock elimination. He insisted that “the lunatic in the tin foil hat” Johnny Robinson should have gone instead.
The singer admitted he watches the show every week with his 11-year-old daughter Anais.
However, he claims that he could have ended up sitting beside Walsh on the X Factor panel because Simon Cowell offered him his seat on the show. “There was a long, drawn-out saga of phone calls going back and forth,'' said Noel. “When we finally spoke he said, in his own inimitable fashion, 'We're re-branding the show and we need an Alpha Male to replace me’.”
Joking that he declined the offer because he couldn't face the judges' houses stage of the competition, Noel added: “You mean kids round at my house? In my kitchen, what I've just put in. Me, leaning up to someone saying 'This is the toughest decision I've ever had to make. I left Oasis but it was nothing compared to this. Now, don't scare the cat on the way out.’ No no no.”
Noel praised Gary Barlow who has since replaced Simon Cowell. “Gary's alright, I've met him a few times. He's a good lad,'' he said. “He's sitting sideways a lot, just like some James Bond baddie. He kind of swivels round like 'Ah yes, you're just not good enough’.”
He definitely looks forward in anger