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Louis Walsh Claims Simon Cowell Persuaded Him NOT To Appear In 'I'm A Celebrity'


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Former ‘x factor’ judge Louis Walsh has revealed that he was in fact extremely close to signing up for ‘I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!’ this year, but that a phone call from his former colleague Simon Cowell persuaded him from going through with it.

“I was supposed to be doing it. I met them three times, I was nearly going,” the 63 year old music mogul said at Sony Bravia TV’s YouView feature launch. “Simon told me he didn't think it would be good for my credibility. He actually talked me out of it. Otherwise I was going to do it.”

Louis WalshLouis Walsh was talked out of 'I'm A Celebrity...' by Simon Cowell

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Awkward! Simon Cowell Makes Zayn Malik Joke As He Collects Award From One Direction


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Simon Cowell caused a bit of an awkward moment at the Music Industry Trust Awards on Monday evening. Accepting the 24th MITS award in recognition of his contribution to the music and entertainment industry as well as his charity work, the ‘X-Factor’ judge thought the time was right to make a Zayn Malik joke in front of his former bandmates.

Simon CowellSimon Cowell made a Zayn Malik joke as he was honoured at the Music Industry Trusts awards.

Taking to the stage to accept the award from the One Direction boys, Cowell quipped: "Just by luck I get the award I've been wanting all my life and I'm completely hammered. Guys, who misses Zayn?”

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Music Industry Trusts Award

Louis Walsh - Music Industry Trusts Award in aid of Nordoff Robbins and the BRIT Trust held at the Grosvenor House. at Grosvenor House - London, United Kingdom - Monday 2nd November 2015

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Louis Walsh and Sinitta
Louis Walsh and Sinitta
Louis Walsh and Sinitta

Simon Cowell Has A Hard Time Picking His Overs In 'X-Factor' Six Chair Challenge


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Simon Cowell didn't want to mentor the Overs again on the ‘X-Factor’ this year, so Sunday night’s edition of the Six Chair Challenge was particularly tough for the talent show judge. Faced with picking which six contestants he would take to the judges’ houses, Cowell was indecisive and at times ruthless, as he whittled down the remaining contestants.

Simon CowellSimon Cowell had a tough time during the ‘X-Factor’ six chair challenge on Sunday night.

Holly Johnson, a 27 year old estate agent was the first to get the axe, following her rendition of Pharrell’s ‘Happy’. "This is very easy - it's no,” Cowell said, leaving new judge Nick Grimshaw shocked.

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Is Louis Walsh Heading To The Jungle For 'I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here!'


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Louis Walsh could be about to take a trip to the jungle Down Under, to appear on the next series of ‘I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here’. The former ‘X-Factor’ judge has hinted he could take part in the reality series, which returns to UK screens next month.

Louis WalshCould Louis Walsh be appearing on ‘I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here’?

Speaking to The Mirror Walsh said, “If I’m not in the jungle this year, I’ll do it next year.” However the 63 year old added that he would draw the line at “eating kangaroos”.

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Specsaver Of The Year Awards 2015

Louis Walsh - Specsavers' Spectacle Wearer of the Year awards held at 8 Northumberland Avenue - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 6th October 2015

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Specsavers' Spectacle Wearer Of The Year

Louis Walsh - Specsavers' Spectacle Wearer of the Year held at 8 Northumberland Avenue. - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 6th October 2015

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Is Louis Walsh Set For A Sensational 'X Factor' Return?


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Louis Walsh could be in the frame to return to ‘The X Factor’ amid increasing concerns about flagging ratings. He is reported to be in talks to return to the ITV show in time for the live shows, even though he departed before the current series started.

Rumours have abounded since the start of September that Simon Cowell has been putting in ‘crisis calls’ to Walsh, the man he axed from the panel earlier this year having served on it since the show began in 2004.

A source close to the ITV production has now told The Sun on Thursday (September 24th) that Walsh may now be poised to make a spectacular return as a ‘fifth judge’ – partly to counteract the presence of Nick Grimshaw, whom viewers apparently find “boring” and has reportedly displeased bosses who believe he’s the main reason for the new series’ poor ratings so far.

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Louis Walsh Isn't Impressed By The New 'X-Factor' Judging Panel


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After being axed from the ‘X-Factor’ after 11 years, Louis Walsh has hit out at the show’s new judging panel and in particular DJ Nick Grimshaw. But despite no longer being on the series, the 63 year old has said he still tunes into ITV every Saturday and thinks the show's ratings will improve.

Louis WalshLouis Walsh isn't enjoying the new ‘X-Factor’ judging panel.

“I’m not sure about Grimshaw. I haven’t seen much of him," Walsh told the Daily Star. "People don’t like change and I think they miss Dermot and maybe some people miss me. The new panel needs time to bed in.”

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The 'X-Factor' Gets A Ratings Boost But Is Still Nearly A Million Viewers Down From Last Year


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The ‘X-Factor’ has enjoyed a slight ratings boost in its third week of series 12, with 7.55 million viewers tuning into ITV on Saturday evening. However the numbers are still significantly lower than last year's and the show is yet to go had-to-head with BBC One’s ‘Strictly Come Dancing’, which begins in two weeks.

X-Factor judges Ratings for the ‘X-Factor’ have been low this series despite a new judging panel.

According to The Mirror, 7.55 million watched the show live on ITV at 8pm, and then a further 359,000 caught the episode on the ITV+1 channel. However this time last year the show was pulling in 8.43 million on ITV and a further 441,000 viewers an hour later.

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Simon Cowell Reportedly Makes A Crisis Call To Louis Walsh


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Simon Cowell went all guns blazing for the latest series of The X Factor: poaching Rita Ora from BBC’s The Voice; drafting in young audience pleaser Nick Grimshaw; booting old-time judge Louis Walsh from the panel; and sticking with pretty Cheryl Fernandez-Versini.

Simon CowellSimon Cowell is calling in old pal Louis Walsh to help with The X Factor's ratings slump

He’s changed the category format, thrown everyone’s favourite presenter, Dermot O’Leary, away and declared war on his Saturday night rival, Strictly Come Dancing.

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Celebrities At The ITV Studios

Louis Walsh , Home Town - Louis Walsh and his new boy band 'Home Town' outside ITV Studios - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 3rd September 2015

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Celebrities At The ITV Studios

Louis Walsh , Home Town - Louis Walsh and his new boy band 'Home Town' outside ITV Studios - London, United Kingdom - Friday 21st August 2015

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Louis Walsh and Home Town

Rita Ora Opens Up About Why She Decided To Join 'The X Factor'


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New judge on ‘The X Factor’ Rita Ora has revealed that she couldn’t say no to Simon Cowell’s offer once she had heard about the organisers’ new plans for the reality TV show, and that it was this that was the primary factor in her decision to leave ‘The Voice’.

The 24 year old hitmaker spoke to Lorraine Kelly on the British morning chat show ‘Lorraine’ about her high-profile network switch from the BBC to ITV, saying that she just wanted “to be a part of it” when she heard about the new ideas.

Rita OraRita Ora performing at Wireless Festival 2015

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Nick Grimshaw All But Confirmed As 'X Factor' Judge Next Season


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After months of speculation linking him with the job, it seems that Nick Grimshaw will be taking up the vacant spot on ‘The X Factor’’s judging panel to replace the departing Louis Walsh.

It was Walsh himself who dropped the strongest indication yet that the Radio 1 DJ has signed up for the ITV singing show, saying that he had “got my job” in a statement to the Daily Star Online.

Nick GrimshawNick Grimshaw is strongly rumoured to be Louis Walsh's 'X Factor' replacement

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