Simon Cowell hails Louis Walsh as 'most popular person in country'
Published 10/10/2015 | 11:01
Forget the Queen and move over Mary Berry, you are not the most popular people in the country.
Simon Cowell says that accolade belongs to his former X Factor co-judge Louis Walsh.
The pop mogul hailed the Irishman, who is reported to be making a return as a guest judge in some of the X Factor's live shows.
Cowell told the Sun: "I spoke to Louis and I said, 'I don't know what has happened but you are suddenly the most popular person in this country'. And he said, 'I know'.
"I can't explain it. I think people obviously miss him. For Louis' sake it has been good for him not being on the show and seeing how much people like him."