Walsh arrives on US X Factor set

Published Friday, 08 June 2012
Comments
Toggle font size
Print

Irish boy band boss Louis Walsh has jetted to Kansas to replace Simon Cowell as a judge on The X Factor while the music mogul recovers from bronchitis.

Walsh arrives on US X Factor set

Walsh, who has been a regular on the British version of the TV talent show for years, joins Antonio 'L.A.' Reid and Cowell's new signings Britney Spears and Demi Lovato to judge wannabe singers at auditions that could not be rescheduled.

Spears and Lovato poked fun at the stand-in after he was announced as Cowell's replacement on the programme.

Spears pretended not to know who he was, tweeting: "Louis? That guy is on the real housewives (reality TV show) or something....right?" And Lovato referred to the new addition as a "substitute teacher!!"

Toxic hitmaker Spears later added: "Just kidding! Love Louis. Met him at @TheXFactor in the UK! Welcome to the @TheXFactorUSA gang."

And Walsh has another non-US X Factor celebrity wishing him luck - his old UK X Factor co-judge Sharon Osbourne.

She tweeted: "Good luck @Walshlife. Remember you are the best judge in the world. Show America what a good judge is on X-Factor US!"

Comments Comments
0 Comments
No comments. Be the first to comment.
POST A COMMENT:
Name:  
Email address*:    
Location:  
Validation:
House Rules:  
Your Comment:  
[All comments are moderated and will not appear immediately. Your name, location and comment will be displayed on this page if your post passes moderation.]

Watch News on UTV

UTV main logo
Good Morning Britain
16 September - 6:00 am

Good Morning Britain

Legendary singer Barbra Streisand talks exclu...

UTV Live Tonight
15 September - 10:30 pm

UTV Live Tonight

The full extent of cuts facing the PSNI can b...

JACKIE BELL
There may be a small part of Louis Walsh that wishes Paul Akister had stayed away.
MOST POPULAR GALLERIES
Ian Paisley in pictures
Fri 12 September 2014
Tributes to Gerry Anderson
Thu 21 August 2014
Frampton crowned world champion
Sun 07 September 2014