Former Strictly star defends Louis Walsh over 'vile' Jedward remarks: 'He hit the nail on the head!'

Former Strictly star defends Louis Walsh over 'vile' Jedward remarks: 'He hit the nail on the head!'

Jedward hits back at Louis Walsh for calling them vile

Lauren Williams

By Lauren Williams

Published: 22/03/2024

- 16:10

James Jordan took part in Celebrity Big Brother: All-Stars and New Stars back in 2017 alongside the X Factor duo

Former Celebrity Big Brother star James Jordan has waded in on Louis Walsh reigniting his feud with Jedward after he branded them “vile”.

Jordan starred alongside the X Factor duo – real names John and Edward Grimes – in 2017 and seemed to agree Walsh’s comments.

Whilst speaking to Coronation Street’s Colson Smith, Walsh claimed they were “vile” to work with before bragging “I got £5million for them. I swear on my mother’s life.”

Jedward were watching the episode live at friend Gemma Collins’ home and stated on her Instagram live that they thought he was an “absolute weirdo”.

They slammed: “You’re like a cat with nine lives, how many times can you slag off your acts? Us, Girls Aloud, Boyzone, Westlife, Ronan Keating, it is absolutely a disgrace.

“You’re a senile man for us, you have no idea. You’re not even a manager, Simon Cowell made you who you are. How dare you be on Big Brother? Talk about throwing people out, you didn’t do anything for us.

James Jordan

James Jordan starred alongside Jedward in the 2017 series


“Louis was never our manager, he disrespected our mum multiple times, how dare you try and define us when you are all those things.”

Since then, Jordan has given his opinion on their row and told Betfred: “I have been in the house with Jedward and they are vile so I think he’s hit the nail on the head.

"Actually, I think vile is quite a relaxed word; I would use a lot stronger words when describing Jedward. I’ve been in the house with them.

“And I’ve done other shows outside of Big Brother with them as well, so it’s not like I’m basing my opinion on one encounter, so I think Louis hit the nail really hard on the head.”

Jedward and Louis Walsh

Louis Walsh claimed his experience with Jedward was vile


Jedward aren’t the only former friends of Walsh’s that he has slammed during his time on the show, with Cheryl Cole, Simon Cowell, Ronan Keating and Bob Geldoff also being discussed.

Last night, the remaining celebrities were treated to a visit from a family or friend from the outside, with Sinitta coming in for Walsh.

As the pair embraced, Sinitta sat down with her friend and brutally gave him some home truths about how he wasn’t being “nice”.

“Sit down, I need to talk to you,” she began. “First of all, you cannot pick up a broom, a dishcloth, nothing, a mop?

Louis Walsh and James Jordan

James Jordan agreed with Louis Walsh's comments towards Jedward


“I need to tell you some home truths quickly, baby, you know when I first met you, you said it was always good to be nice.

“But Louis, everybody in the house is nice except you. Who are you Henry VIII? I think you can win this though.”

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