He's part of the furniture on the X Factor UK, but Louis Walsh appeared to leave the X Factor USA judges baffled about who he was and why he was replacing a poorly Simon Cowell on last night's episode of the show in the US.
Not sure about who he was, the Mail Online reported judge L.A. Reid asking: "Who the hell is Louis?", at the beginning of the first segment of the show. Luckily L.A.'s confusion was soon made clear as a quick montage introducing Louis was shown.
As Simon was at home nursing himself better, he probably thought his fellow judges including Britney Spears and Demi Lovato were missing him, but that wasn't the case as the judges joked that they like Louis so much they didn't want Si to return.
Louis sitting on the panel on the UK version (WENN / ITV Pictures)
Although Si can be rest assured that his job is still safe as The Sun reported the judge revealing upon his return back to the UK:
"I'd work on any of the X Factor shows around the world. I love it. But I do think the UK X Factor is different, I think it's got the edge on everything because we always get great personalities.
"The people that show up are incredible. The shows deliver pop stars like Olly Murs, One Direction, Alexandra Burke, Leona Lewis... it's not necessarily the people who win the shows that are successful.
"I mean, look at Jedward. They didn't win but they're still working all the time. Kids love them."
Hmm, some would disagree Louis!
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