Louis Walsh makes splash across pond as his X Factor USA episode is ratings winner
HIS episode of 'X Factor USA' received the highest ratings of the series in America so far this season -- and now Louis Walsh has been lined up as the show's number one replacement judge.
The Mayo-born music manager already filled in for Simon Cowell during the audition stages of the competition.
The episode in which the 59-year-old featured aired last night on TV3, after being broadcast in the US on Wednesday night.
Walsh, who filmed in Kansas for two days over the summer, was introduced to viewers as the longest standing judge on any TV series in the world.