LOUIS Walsh has confirmed that he will be one of the judges for the upcoming TV talent show Ireland’s Got Talent.
The X-Factor mainstay expressed a desire to create an Irish version of Simon Cowell’s hit show Britain’s Got Talent back in 2015.
The only other judge revealed so far is Michelle Visage, American singer and judge on RuPaul’s Drag Race – which regularly attracts millions of viewers worldwide on Netflix.
The Irish talent show has been in the pipeline for the last two years and will finally make its debut in early 2018.
Speaking on This Morning with Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford, Louis confirmed that he will sit on the panel for Ireland’s Got Talent come January alongside singer Michelle.
He said: “Ireland’s Got Talent’, yeah, it’s starting! Nobody knows this yet.
“It’s starting on TV3 in Ireland. It’s me and Michelle Visage – she’s fantastic. It’s going to be on TV in January.”
The series will be broadcast on TV3 in Ireland, who are hoping their first series of Ireland’s Got Talent will emulate some of the success enjoyed by other ‘Got Talent’ contests around the world.
However, the show hasn’t come cheap for the Irish broadcaster as it is rumoured that they offered Walsh €200,000 (£185,000) to convince him to sit on the show.
Busy Louis will also be filming the latest X-Factor season in the UK as the Mayo native takes to the auditions stage for Ireland’s Got Talent shortly before Christmas.
Louis explained to fellow Irishman Eamonn that he couldn’t be more excited to continue his X-Factor role alongside his new Irish job.
“Honestly, I love doing the job and every year we have a new set of people and I can’t wait to get started,” he said.
“I love working with these people, I love working with Simon, Sharon and Nicole. I can’t wait to go in every day.”