Louis Walsh rips into 'Z-list' ITV CBB housemates as he fumes 'they're supposed to be celebrities!'

Louis Walsh rips into 'Z-list' ITV CBB housemates as he fumes 'they're supposed to be celebrities!'

WATCH HERE: Jedward hit back at Louis Walsh after he called them 'vile' on Celebrity Big Brother

Olivia Gantzer

By Olivia Gantzer

Published: 25/03/2024

- 18:05

Walsh continued his scathing remarks about people despite leaving the Big Brother house

Louis Walsh hasn’t stopped his brutal take-downs of famous faces since leaving the Big Brother house last week.

While the 71-year-old sparked several backlashes from the public during his time in the house for constantly hitting out at stars he’s worked with, the former X Factor judge has now taken aim at his fellow housemates, fuming: “They’re supposed to be famous!”

Walsh appeared on BBC Radio 2 after Friday’s Celebrity Big Brother finale, and he unsurprisingly didn’t hold back when asked about his fellow contestants.

Chatting to Rylan Clark, who was stepping in for Scott Mills, Walsh admitted: “I didn’t know who anyone else was. They’re supposed to be celebrities!”

Walsh, who came in fourth place on the reality series, had name-dropped several famous faces during his time on the show, and didn’t seem to have anything nice to say about any of them.

After labelling former X Factor group Jedward “vile,” fans hit back at him on social media – as did the singers themselves.

Louis Walsh

Louis Walsh continued to give his honest opinions about other stars


Walsh mentored the Irish brothers during their stint on the singing show back in 2009, but is apparently not a fan.

The duo have since gone on to star in other TV shows and also took part in Celebrity Big Brother themselves back in 2017.

Replying to housemate Colson Smith during a conversation about Jedward, Walsh remarked: “Vile”. He went on: “They were vile,” before going on to say how much money they'd made him.

“I made £5million from them though,” he added before reiterating the duo were “vile”.

Louis Walsh

Walsh labelled Jedward 'vile' and Ronan Keating a 'p***k' during his time on Celebrity Big Brother


Viewers weren't impressed with his comments, and Jedward themselves responded to the remarks.

The two took to their X account where they issued a variety of scathing tweets about their former mentor.

“Without our mom, we wouldn’t be here today! What an absolute weirdo with bad intentions for all… does he like anyone?” They shared.

The post continued: “Louis reopened these wounds all by himself being spiteful and disrespectful, we aren’t going to have our character taken. Justice will be served.”

However, Walsh did express some regret about the strong opinions he openly shared on the show.

Louis Walsh

The former X Factor star said he regretted his comments about Ronan Keating


After branding former Boyzone star Ronan Keating “such a p***k,” while chatting to Sharon Osbourne on the show, Walsh has since backtracked on the comment.

“I wasn't being malicious, and I do regret saying stuff about people,” he told This Morning on Monday.

The music mogul went on: “I forgot the cameras were on me. I was being honest and not malicious. I didn't want to fake anything so I sat back and watched everything - I watched everyone else perform.

“With Ronan and I, it was all a little bit of panto. I kind of regret saying what I did. I loved working with him. He was a great worker, and he's very driven, and very good - very talented.”

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