Louis Walsh has ticked off Adele for not getting back to work sooner after she had her baby.
The chart-topper, 24, has been at home looking after her son with partner Simon Konecki since becoming a mum a month ago.
But Louis, 58, told Q magazine that if he was her manager the Someone Like You Singer would be back at work.
"If we had someone like Adele, no way way would she not be working now," he said.
"Fine. Have a baby. But then get back out there before they forget who you are!
"She'd be on every TV show and there'd be another album already. Work the room! That's my philosophy."
A source close to The X Factor judge told the Daily Mirror that his comments were "probably meant to be tongue-in-cheek".
Adele's album 21 has sold 25 million copies in less than two years around the globe.
The Bond singer tweeted following the Diamond certification in the US: "Shine bright like a diamond!' US fans, we just hit 10 million copies over on your side of the pond!"