KERRY Katona has opened up about her surprise 25-year friendship with Louis Walsh.

The pair first met through her then-boyfriend Brian McFadden who was in the boyband Westlife, who Louis managed.

Kerry Katona has defended her close pal Louis Walsh

Kerry Katona has defended her close pal Louis WalshCredit: Instagram

Louis used to manage Kerry's ex-husband's band

Louis used to manage Kerry’s ex-husband’s bandCredit: Eroteme
Kerry was just a teenager at the time but says they’ve stayed friends ever since – despite a rocky start.

The former Atomic Kitten singer also doesn’t hold back on her real feelings for the Irishman, calling him a “two-faced b***h”.

Kerry told The Sun’s Celebrity Big Brother Breakdown podcast, in association with Press Box PR: “Louis is being his authentic self. He loves to gossip and is a big b***h. He can be two faced, but I love Louis. I adore him. We still talk now.

“I’ve known Louis since I was 18 or 19, I remember him going to me, ‘I want to talk to you’.

“Bear in mind I’d been living on my own since was 16 and at this point I had no guardians. I was my own person. I had to look after myself, make it in the world for myself.

“Louis said ‘I don’t want you dating, Brian. I don’t like you’.

“So I just said back, well I don’t f**ing like you either. Don’t tell me what to do.’

“After that, Louis said ‘I like you, you’ve got balls’.

“And that was that. I think I’m one of very few people who has actually slept at Louis’ house.”

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Kerry previously told us she wants Fern to leave before the final.

“Fern has been a sly fox,” Kerry claims.

“I think she needs to go. She doesn’t deserve to be in the final at all.

“The difference between her and Louis is Fern is playing the game, and the mask is slipping, where as with Louis, what you see is what you get, and that’s apologetically himself.”