Louis Walsh wins bet for X Factor return
- Bang Showbiz
- 17 March 2014
Louis Walsh has allegedly won a bet with Simon Cowell to return to 'The X Factor'. The star agreed to dance on stage with a group of leprechaun at the 'I Can't Sing' musical
Louis Walsh won a bet with Simon Cowell to return to 'The X Factor'.
The 61-year-old music manager, who has been on the judging panel for the past 10 series, reportedly won a wager with Simon by agreeing to go on stage and dance with leprechauns at a recent showing of 'X Factor' musical, 'I Can't Sing'.
Simon, 54, challenged Louis to earn his place back on the panel by dancing in public with leprechauns, and Louis did just that at a preview of the theatre show in London last week.
A source told the Daily Star newspaper: "He certainly is game for a laugh. The audience gave him a standing ovation. Simon lost the wager and he clearly felt that anyone who is brave enough to do that deserves their seat back on the 'X Factor' judging panel."
'I Can't Sing' features caricatures of 'X Factor' judges Simon and Louis, who is depicted as a boy band-obsessed Irishman that dances with leprechauns.
Recent reports suggest Louis' place on 'The X Factor' is in doubt as returning judge Cheryl Cole wants him axed, but Simon is keen for his Irish pal to return.
Meanwhile, other candidates being lined up for a potential spot on the panel include LMFAO rapper Redfoo, former runner-up and 'Xtra Factor' presenter Olly Murs, and Black Eyed Peas frontwoman Fergie.