London, Aug 4(ANI
): Louis Walsh
, who is returning as the X Factor judge
this season, dissed Rita Ora and Nick Grimshaw
, branding the pair 'inexperienced,' 'lightweights.'
The 63-year-old star, who is getting back along with Sharon Osbourne
and Nicole Scherzinger, insisted that he would only go back if there was a panel "who knew what they were talking about," reports the Mirror.
"Sharon and I are old, but that means we're far more experienced, unlike the young whippersnappers on last year's panel who didn't know a thing about talent. Sharon and I pushed for Nicole, we didn't want Rita Ora
. It turned into a fashion show. The panel didn't have the right credentials. They were lightweight," he added.
Chatting to Best magazine about his return, Walsh further said, "I'm back with a vengeance."
His comments came after boss Simon Cowell
admitted that hiring Ora and Grimshaw was a blunder.
"When we announced the new line-up, it was 95 percent positive. No one was saying it was a mistake and that was what we were getting last year," he said.
The new series of ' X Factor
' will be returning on TV screens this month. (ANI