Louis Walsh's comedy BGT wish

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 30 December 2010
Louis Walsh

Louis Walsh

Louis Walsh is hoping to discover an ''unpredictable'' comedian when he appears as a guest judge on the 'Britain's Got Talent' auditions next week

Louis Walsh is hoping for more comedy acts on this year's 'Britain's Got Talent'.

The 'X Factor' mentor - who is joining the panel as a guest judge for the audition stages of the ITV1 show next week - admitted he is fed up of seeing the same acts enter the talent competition, and wants an "unpredictable" comedian to spice up the series.

He said: "I was thrilled to be asked back as a judge. I did it for the last series and had such a laugh. But I want to see something new. I don't want to see another Diversity or Spellbound. We need more comedy, someone like Freddie Starr, who is funny but unpredictable.

"He was found through a talent contest and played the Royal Variety Show. He always caused chaos on stage and that's what we need. Everything gets so safe. I think we need a few shocks."

Louis - who is joining Amanda Holden and new judges Michael McIntyre and David Hasslehoff on the panel - explained while he expects to see plenty of singers enter the competition, they will need "star quality" to succeed.

He added to the Daily Star newspaper: "A lot of people think they can sing. However, they need star quality - something that gives them longevity. I'd love it if we discovered a new Shirley Bassey, Tom Jones or Cliff Richard.

"I'm not sure what Simon Cowell will say but he won't be there this time. I will probably cause a bit of mischief."

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