Amazing scenes on the live edition of X-Factor Saturday night as Simon Cowell's act, the girl band Belle Amie, looking ever so slightly orange, lined up to hear the judges' verdicts.
Louis Walsh decided to take the opportunity to launch a broadside at his boss, Simon Cowell for neglecting the girls in favour of boy band, One Direction. Louis complained that the girls were being overlooked and that it wasn't fair, because essentially Simon had deserted them.
When it came to Simon's turn to comment, he took maximum advantage of an opportunity to belittle his rather giddy employee by asking him why he was being so nasty, unpleasant and bitchy?
Just as it appeared that a fist fight was likely to break out, Simon and Louis appeared to calm down - almost as if they had been shot with a tranquiliser dart. Then they seemed to focus their ire on Sir Elton John - an outspoken X-Factor critic.
"He should watch the tapes of Matt Cardle if he thinks there's no talent on the X-Factor," Simon advised.
Sources close to both Simon and Louis told Skoob Entertainment News that privately they frequently referred to Sir Elton as 'The Fat Puff' and frequently ridiculed him, despite the fact that he sang and played at Princess Diana's funeral.
"Who's Princess Diana?" X-Factor hopeful, Katie Waissel apparently asked at one point.
"Who's Elton John?" Cher Lloyd enquired.
Then they apparently started laughing and joking about counting their money as it rolled in.
More as we get it.