Louis Walsh To Cover For Simon Cowell On X Factor USA
The Irish music mogul will join Britney, Demi & L.A. today...
A source explained: "Simon said it was an emergency and Louis was the man for the job.
“He said he’d sorted out a private jet for him and he was to get on it as soon as he finished up in Manchester.
“He greased the wheels with the US bosses, telling them that Louis was the man who knew more about the X Factor than any other judge.”
UK head-judge Gary Barlow was apparently "too busy" to replace Simon, with Walsh already more than qualified for the job after standing in for Cowell onBritain's Got Talentin 2010.
In related news, Walsh is said to have lost his cool in Manchester after he was booed by the crowd, following a disagreement with Barlow over a male singer.
He allegedly told the audience to "shut up", with a source adding to The Mirror: "Louis never normally gets angry but he was mad to say the least. The crowd went for him but he gave it back just as strong.”