Louis Walsh has refused to make any comments, on claims made by his pal Mary Coughlan about The X Factor.
The Irish jazz and folk singer was a guest of Walsh’s at last weekend’s X Factor show and in a subsequent radio interview, admitted that she had her eyes opened to how the show works during her time backstage.
Speaking on RTE radio yesterday afternoon, the 55 year old admitted that she was ‘intrigued’ by the show, explaining:
“Well you know, let’s not go there but I suppose I got to find out things I shouldn’t know about the ‘X Factor’, but I really was intrigued by the whole way it ran, let me just say that.”
When asked exactly what it was, she had “learned”, she added: “People know things before the show starts, that’s all I am going to say . . . that they probably shouldn’t know . . .”
It was the last thing the show needed, after Saturday night’s fix claims surrounding Amelia Lily and the belief of many viewers that much of what is seen on the weekend’s live episodes is heavily manufactured and orchestrated.