Cheryl Cole has admitted she has a far from ideal relationship with fellow X Factor judge Louis Walsh.

Appearing one BBC One’s The Graham Norton Show, the 30-year-old admitted her return to the UK talent show's panel has been “a little bit frosty,” before adding she was referring specifically to Louis Walsh.

Asked by host Graham whether it meant “things were off” with Walsh, she joked: “They were never on!”

Cole also spoke frankly about the circumstances surrounding her X Factor comeback, implying that she made TV bosses work hard to persuade her to return.

“There was a lot of grovelling to get me back once Simon [Cowell] was on board,” she said, before later adding: “It feels like I've never been away.”