Louis Walsh is an Irish talent agent well known for his role as a judge on hit TV shows Britain’s Got Talent and The X factor. Walsh is currently appearing on new music talent show The X Factor: Celebrity. The programme follows a host of famous faces hoping to impress the panel of judges and music industry experts in the aim of winning a record deal. This year’s show has seen major changes to the format as the Six Chair Challenge and the Bootcamp stage are dropped.
Simon Cowell, Louis Walsh and Nicole Scherzinger, as well as a number of music industry insiders, try and find the latest celebrity talent in this latest spin-off from the music mogul.
Walsh is also an entertainment manager, talent agent, television personality and live promoter.
So how much money has Walsh’s successful music industry career brought him? What is his net worth?
Louis Walsh has a net worth of £116million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
Throughout his career, Walsh – who hails from Kiltimagh, Mayo in Ireland – has managed the likes of Westlife and Boyzone.
He began his television career as a talent expert on the Irish version of Popstars in 2001.
He later managed girl band Girls Aloud after appearing on ITV’s Popstars: The Rivals.
In an interview with MailOnline in September 2019, Louis revealed that Simon had “made” him get plastic surgery in preparation for the show.
He said: “First Simon made me have my eye bags done. I went to Sharon’s [Osbourne] man for that – and she knows all the best surgeons. Then Simon got on about my hair.”
Imitating Simon’s voice, he continued: “Darling, you have a bald spot at the back of your head. You can see it on the telly. Not nice. You need to get that sorted.”
Louis then revealed that he ended up taking Simon’s advice and had a hair transplant done, which, according to the NHS website, could have cost anywhere between £1,000 and £30,000.
The X Factor: Celebrity failed to be an instant hit with viewers, as figures show that it only drew in an average of 4.8 million viewers in its first episode last week.
Although it’s not all bad for the X Factor spin-off, it was lower than the first episode of 2018’s original X Factor debut episode which attracted 5.7 million viewers.
Nevertheless, it was the most-watched TV show in its time slot with 27.3 percent of the audience share.
The Celebrity line-up includes reality star Megan McKenna, 27, Love Actually child star Olivia Olson, 27, David Hasselhoff’s daughter Haley Hasselhoff, 27, Glee actor Kevin McHale, 31, and Eastenders’ Jonny Labey, 26, for the Unders.
The Overs category includes The Chase’s Jenny Ryan, 37, US TV host Ricki Lake, famous journalist Martin Bashir and actress Victoria Ekanoye, 36.
The Groups category includes bloggers Sofia, Alondram Laura Wendii and Natalie as V5 go up against former Love Islanders and CBBC presenter Max and Harvey Mills.
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