Louis brings back X Factor for Simon
Simon Cowell has admitted that, while singers may come and go, it is fellow judge Louis Walsh who brings the X Factor to his show.
Prior to the launch of the new series this weekend, Cowell revealed how, after just a few weeks preliminary filming, he chose to replace choreographer Brian Friedman with the Irish music manager as he wasn’t happy with the way the show was going.
“I never thought in a million years I’d be saying on national TV, I miss Louis Walsh,” Cowell tells the show
“He’s always been smug. This is going to be verging on unbearable,” he adds.
Alongside the pair, whose rivalry has long been one of the highlights of the X Factor, pop singer Dannii Minogue and Sharon Osbourne will be sitting on the panel of judges as they try and find the UK’s next big thing.
However, while 2005’s winner Shayne Warde is about to release a single next month, little has been heard of Leona Lewis since she followed up her victory last year with a one-off hit.
Not surprisingly, Cowell, who is reported to have made an estimated £100 million fortune from his TV talent shows, backed Leona to be a big star over the next 20 and 25 years.