Louis Walsh: 'Ireland's Got Talent' could hit our screens soon
TV judge Louis Walsh has revealed that an Irish version of the hit show 'Britain's Got Talent' may be in the pipeline.
The music manager confirmed to The Irish Daily Star that he will be launching a similar reality talent show soon although an exact format has not yet been nailed down.
Louis added that mogul Simon Cowell has given him the go-ahead.
"I've spoken to Simon about working on a reality show here and he's totally up for it," Louis revealed.
"I would like to do something like Ireland's Got Talent," the 62-year-old said.
He also added that he would not be interested in taking a position on The Voice of Ireland panel.
After eleven years working alongside Simon on The X Factor, Louis is still unsure of whether he will be enlisted for another series but he feels he has done his part.
"I've kind of made the decision to leave the X Factor. I'm done more or less. I'm in a good place."
"Having said that, if they want me for another year I'll go back all fired up with enthusiasm because I never do anything half-heartedly."
Simon Cowell is rumoured to be assembling an entirely new panel for the show this year in an effort to shake things up.
Dermot O'Leary, who fronted the show from the beginning, has already been replaced by presenters Olly Murs and Caroline Flack.
Louis, however, is not resting on his laurels, and is currently working full-time managing ex-Westlifer Shane Filan and boyband HomeTown.
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