Louis Walsh names cat Tulisa

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 15 August 2011
Louis Walsh

Louis Walsh

Louis Walsh named his cat after his new 'X Factor' co-judge Tulisa Contostavlos but soon had to change it after realising it was a boy

Louis Walsh named his cat after his new 'X Factor' co-judge Tulisa Contostavlos.

The Irish music mogul paid tribute to the N-Dubz star - who sits with him on the judging panel of the ITV1 show, alongside Kelly Rowland and Gary Barlow - by giving his new pussy the moniker Tulisa after finding it in his back garden.

A source said: "Louis wanted to name his cat Tulisa because he thinks she is a pussy cat. But he has also seen her show her claws at some contestants."

However, Louis soon had to change the cat's name because he soon realised it was a boy.

He told her: "I think my cat's a boy. I'd better call it Gary now!"

A show source added to the Daily Star newspaper: "Everyone was in fits. Poor Tulisa was gutted her namesake ended up being a fella."

Louis has been a huge fan of Tulisa ever since she took over from Cheryl Cole on the judging panel and believes she may be even better than her predecessor.

He said: "Cheryl will soon be a distant memory, believe me. Tulisa has been doing a great job and has fitted into the panel so well.

"Tulisa has that girl-next-door appeal that Cheryl had - and I'd say she's better."

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