On the eve of this year’s X Factor final, former contestant Giles Cooper says Simon Cowell made a big mistake dropping Louis Walsh from the show’s line up.

Giles, who made it through to Judges Houses in 2013 and is now a member of new boyband Exposure, says that the magic Louis brought to the show has disappeared.

‘Louis is an AMAZING man,’ he gushed to GuysLikeU.  ‘He was incredibly lovely to me when I was on the show and I think it was MAD of Simon to get rid of someone who brings so much entertainment and joy to our TV screens. People just don’t realise how much Louis actually did for the show. He was a role model to us boys and always treated us with respect. When I think about the show and how much I miss certain parts, it’s always Louis and the other boys I miss!’

The Louis-less X Factor final takes place this weekend. Follow Exposure on Twitter and gorgeous Giles here

Watch Giles at Judges Houses with Louis!


Read Exposure’s full interview here.