It's no secret that there's no love lost between Louis Walsh and Cheryl whatever-her-second-name-is-now.

While Walsh is back on The X Factor judging panel this year, Cheryl is off enjoying a romance (and growing a sprog, by all accounts) with former One Direction star Liam Payne, with all memories of The X Factor far behind her.

However, it seems that the Mayoman is not happy about being asked about his former colleague, as he reacted in a seriously OTT manner while pimping his charges 5 After Midnight at a press conference yesterday. When asked by The Huffington Post whether Simon Cowell would ask Cheryl back on to the panel in the future, he replied: "Simon wouldn’t invite Cheryl back because we have Nicole. We have Nicole and Sharon - we don’t need another girl. So go and fuck off now. No silly questions, seriously.”

He then reached out and hit the microphone, while his boyband nervously laughed in the background.

The saga continued when Liam Payne got wind of Walsh's comments, and took to Twitter to defend the alleged future mother of his firstborn, saying "Congratulations Louis Walsh for setting the worst example on handling media for his band who are about to step into a very hard industry. Maybe it's about time you realise it's not all about you and shut the fuck up for once, let them speak."

Cheryl even joined in the fun, herself, although 'frog coffee moon' isn't the most easy to decipher response:

As Louis Walsh isn't on Twitter himself, we'll unfortunately have to wait until the next innocent journalist at a press conference asks him a perfectly reasonable question to get his overblown reaction.