But he has laughed off the comparison storm.
Unlike Matthew Norman in the London Independent:
“What a Saturday night for The X Factor judges, with Louis Walsh telling Paije Richardson (short, plump, 19 and black) that he was “like a little Lenny Henry”. Let’s hope Louis suffers no backlash. It was solely Paije’s fault for turning up to rehearsals with a 20st ex-wife in a dog collar, and doing sensationally unfunny impressions of his old Jamaican mum.”