Louis Walsh lays into One Direction: 'They all think they're going to be solo stars. They're not'

He called the boyband 'monsters' who will 'be sorry they broke up'

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Louis Walsh has managed some very famous boybands - including Boyzone, Westlife, and Union J - plus some absolutely tragic acts (Jedward). Still, he arguably knows a fair amount about the pop industry to have an informed opinion. 

For some reason, he’s decided to lay into fellow judge Simon Cowell’s world dominating boyband, One Direction, who went on hiatus earlier this year.

"Too much money, too much success too quickly," he said, according to the Daily Mail in a blistering attack on the band. "Simon created monsters and that was it. They all think they're going to be solo stars. They're not.

"Only Harry. That's it. Then they'll be sorry they broke up and it'll be too late because there's another boy band. That's what always happens in boy bands.”

However, it wasn’t all bad. Despite a tenuous relationship with Cheryl, Walsh predicts her relationship with ex-1D member Liam will work out. 

"I think Liam and Cheryl are going to work… He's a nice guy and he's in love with her. He'll make her happy. I think she was in a bad place over the last two years.”

Walsh also backtracked on his comments that Cheryl was a has-been, saying: "I think she could have a hit if she wants but she has to choose the right song.

"She's no Mariah Carey or Celine Dion but I'd put her voice in there along with Kylie, Britney or Katy Perry. She just needs the right songs. Maybe Liam can write her some. He's a good songwriter.”

So, there we have it. Harry is sorted, Liam and Cheryl will make a good celebrity couple, and Zayn, Niall and Louis are all ‘monsters’. The wonderful world we live in.