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Louis Walsh believes TV talent shows are on the decline.
The former 'X Factor' judge doesn't believe the shows can ever recapture the magic of 'The X Factor' in its heyday because he believes everything is "too woke and too perfect" now.
Speaking on the 'White Wine Question Time' podcast, he said: "The shows are never going to be as good as that again. It was real, it was funny, it was everything.
"Everything is too woke and too perfect now. Everyone is afraid to have an opinion.
"I couldn’t do it because I don’t have a great filter, I like to say it as I see it.
"You know the people at home are thinking the very same thing as you.
"It’s boring now — everyone is wonderful and you’re going to be a star and all that.
"I mean, they’re not going to be a star, you know?”
"I think people have to be honest. I like to say it like it is. People either have it or they haven’t got it."
And Louis praised Simon Cowell for giving his honest opinion to contestants.
He said: "The one thing about Simon, he was honest.
"People might not have liked that, but it’s very hard to make it in this business even if you’re good.
"Working with Simon was fun. He’s fun — and not just the way he dresses. And the hair."