I’m A Celebrity: Louis Walsh Turns Down Huge Pay Cheque

Louis Walsh has revealed that he turned down a mammoth pay cheque to appear on I’m A Celebrity because Simon Cowell told him to.

We would’ve love to have seen Louis battling creepy crawlies in the jungle, but we’re equally as excited to have him back on The X Factor.

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The King of X Factor Phrases has revealed that he was offered £1,000,000 to appear in the Australian jungle, but turned it down for several reasons - one of those being that Simon had rung in the middle of talks and semi-confirmed Louis’ X Factor return.

Digital Spy reports that Louis spoke to RTE’s Saturday Night with Miriam about potentially being in the jungle, explaining: “I couldn’t face four weeks in the jungle with all these people who I don’t know and having to sleep in a hammock and not eat and all that. I couldn’t do that.

“And then Simon rang me in the middle of it and he said, ‘Darling’ – everyone’s 'darling’, he’s the campest theatrical man you’ve ever seen – 'Darling, don’t do the show, I’ve got another plan for you’.

“So I kind of knew I was back on The X Factor then. He didn’t tell me, but I kind of knew I was back.”

Any chance the jungle could tempt you in the future, Louis?