Louis Walsh reportedly tries to stir trouble on first day of X Factor auditions
Louis Walsh has reportedly tried to stir up trouble between new judges Cheryl Cole and Mel B on the first day of The X Factor auditions.
Try-outs for the ITV talent show began in Manchester with the revamped judging panel - consisting of returning judges Simon Cowell and Cheryl, new regular Mel B and old pro Louis.
The Irish music manager tried to make things interesting from the off, according to the Daily Mirror, by stirring up rivalry between former girlband members Cheryl and Mel.
A show source said: "A girl group were one of the first into the auditions and Louis stirred things up straight away by asking if they preferred the Spice Girls or Girls Aloud.
"They said they liked them both so any huge row on the first day was avoided.
"Louis was giggling because he knows everything won't stay harmonious the whole way through and they will have differences."