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Honest: Simon Cowell told Lizzie Cundy he is missing Louis Walsh on X Factor and says he can come BACK as his son Eric stole the show at. It seems Simon Cowell can't keep his hands off Louis Walsh, after the tactile duo were spotted leaving The Arts Club in London last night. Simon Cowell has spilled the beans about Louis (Image: PA) Simon Cowell claims Louis Walsh calls him every weekend at 2am "screaming".
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Get celebs updates directly to your inbox Subscribe Thank you for subscribingWe have more newsletters Show me See our privacy notice Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid Email X Factor judges Louis Walsh and Simon Cowell have been friends for over a decade and laugh and row in equal measures on TV. But it actually took months of phone calls from Louis before Simon even agreed to speak to him in Back then Louis was just hitting the big time managing Boyzone, while Simon was an established record company boss.
Here they explain how they have become Xtra special friends. Louis used to call me up every week before I knew him. About three or four times a week, my PA would say this guy from Ireland called Louis Walsh is on the phone, will you talk to him? And I'd say 'No.
Louis' interpretation of the first time we actually met is different to mine. I remember Louis dribbling with excitement when he met me.
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And I am not exaggerating. I remember shaking his hand and thinking 'You have a very wet hand. When we were in meetings in real life, no matter how serious, he would always make me laugh.
Even in the most uncomfortable situations he would crack me up.
Louis Walsh used to call Simon Cowell at 2am "screaming" down the phone about X Factor
I thought working with him on the show would be hysterical. Westlife were an Irish boy band, formed in Dublin in July They sold over 50 million records worldwide, a total that included studio albums, singles, video releases, and compilation albums. The group accumulated 14 number-one singles in the United Kingdom. They achieved a total of 26 UK top ten singles over their year career.
Louis Walsh and Boyzone in which they explored a network of subterranean streets beneath Edinburgh. In Decemberhe became Union J 's manager. Walsh went head-to-head with Waterman on the show with his girlband Girls Aloud battling it out with Waterman's boy band One True Voice.
He again filled in for David Hasselhoff at the London auditions in the following series when Hasselhoff was unavailable due to appearing in pantomime. The X Factor[ edit ] See also: InWalsh found chart success with G4who went on to have a chart topping album and completed two tours of the UK.
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Ward went on to win the competition with over 10 million votes in the final. Walsh then went on to win The X Factor: Battle of the Stars with actress Lucy Benjamin.
He was replaced on the panel by American choreographer Brian Friedman. Osbourne, Cowell, Friedman and new judge Dannii Minogue appeared at the London auditions; however, after the first few days, Cowell decided to re-hire Walsh to the panel and hire Friedman as a choreographic instructor for the live show stages.
On 22 JuneWalsh confirmed he would be returning as a judge for the fourth series of The X Factor. Walsh mentored the Over 25s category in series four. In the 'Judges Houses' stage of the competition, Walsh took his acts to Dublin and invited guest Kian Egan to help him decide who to take through to the live shows. Walsh had said that the girl group were "past their sell-by date" and lacking in talent, but Cowell already had plans to book the girls on the show.
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Walsh took his acts to Castle Leslie in Ireland during the judges houses stage where he was aided by Westlife star Shane Filan. Bad Lashes and Girlband were the first two acts to be eliminated over the first two weeks, but JLS finished as runners-up. Kandy Rain were eliminated in the first live results show, from which Walsh was absent due to the sudden death of Boyzone member Stephen Gately.
In the judges houses stage, Walsh took his acts to Adare in Ireland.