X Factor star Louis Walsh
has blasted rival TV talent shows The Voice
The Mayo man claimed the proof that the shows were “terrible” was in the ratings.
“I hated them,” he said. “I think they just show how really good The X Factor really is.
"Superstar tried to hard to copy us, and it was terrible. The ratings tell their own story."
He insisted he wouldn’t dream of ditching the X Factor for The Voice. "No way, it's not great TV - it's like Fame Academy all those years ago," he said.
"The best thing about it are the revolving chairs, and once you've seen that, the novelty wears off." He added: 'The X Factor is the biggest show on TV and the other shows are just copying us with their silly chairs."
Walsh has been particularly critical of The Voice's judge, will.i.am
of the Black Eyed Peas fame.
"What's that man's real name anyway? It's not will.i.am is it?" he said. "The way he dresses at his age - what's that silly glove all about?
"He thinks he's got all the answers, but if he didn't have Fergie in that band, where would he be? Fergie is the real star. I would love her on The X Factor, and to be a judge on the show."
However, Louis insisted that stunner Tulisa Contostavlos remains his favourite fellow judge. "I love Tulisa," he said. "We get on great. I think she really made a name for herself on this show, and she works hard too."