TV3 forced to cancel Louis Walsh 'Big Party' show
It was supposed to be TV3's biggest coup for Christmas - a live studio show featuring Louis Walsh.
The Mayo music mogul was due to host two programmes called Louis' Big Party Live this weekend due to air before and after the X Factor final.
However, the plug has been pulled, with a TV3 source saying there "wasn't enough time to organise everything".
"Louis was totally up for it and looking forward to doing it," said the source.
"But the kind of show we wanted to do would have involved a lot of work and a lot of planning and there just wasn't enough time.
"It's definitely something that we'll look at doing again in the future as we'd love to work with Louis."
Walsh will be making an appearance on this weekend's X Factor final, though.
The former judge for 11 years has recorded a sketch for the programme following on from a meeting with show supremo Simon Cowell.