Louis Walsh thinks I Can't Sing character is too old

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 1 April 2014
Louis Walsh at I Can't Sing opening night

Louis Walsh

Louis Walsh thinks the actor who plays a character based on him in the new 'I Can't Sing' music is "far too old"

Louis Walsh thinks his 'I Can't Sing' character is "far too old", according to Ashley Knight.

The 61-year-old 'X Factor' judge is portrayed by the West-end actor in the new musical written by Harry Hill and based on Simon Cowell's ITV talent show, and he reportedly told the star that he was too old to play him, despite being seven years older.

Ashley told HELLO! magazine: "He came up to me before the show and said I am far too old to play him."

However, the 54-year-old actor claims the Irish music mogul changed his mind after seeing the show because he was so impressed with his performance.

He added: "But I think I won him over because at the end, he came up to me and said I have all his 'isms'. I'm English and I try to do my accent as a drunk Ian Paisley [the Irish politician]."

Louis clearly approved of the show after being won over by Ashley as he claimed it was "fantastic" and even admitted that he's thinking of booking another ticket.

He said: "I'm going to come back again and again. It's funny, it's brilliant and it's got the X Factor."

I Can't Sing! The X Factor Musical

  • Directed by: Sean Foley

Comedian and writer Harry Hill and composer Steve Brown poke merciless fun at the reality TV talent search in this brand new musical, featuring 19 newly penned songs (hopefully sung by people who aren't actually tone-deaf).

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