Louis Walsh gets paid less than female X Factor judges
Nicole Scherzinger and Sharon Osbourne are paid more than Louis Walsh for 'The X Factor'.
The singing show's boss Simon Cowell has revealed that he's prepared to part with more cash when it comes to nabbing the two females for his judging panel because he knows that the Irish music manager is willing to take any fee in order to reclaim his seat on the series.
Speaking to The Sun newspaper, Simon said when asked about the recent BBC wages reveal: "For once this is good news. Victory. Yeah, they definitely are. I just don't tell Louis. He's got enough money for a bum implant so he shouldn't be complaining. I'm almost like a pioneer I guess, yeah. If they get the money, it doesn't matter to me whether you're a boy or a girl. But I would say we've probably paid girls more money than guys over the years."
And the 57-year-old music mogul - who fired Louis in 2007 and then again in 2015 - couldn't resist poking fun at the entertainment manager, 64, as he backed up Sinitta's claims that he's undergone a Brazilian bum lift.
He said: "He discussed it with me. He's always had a thing about Kim- and deep down he'd probably like to be the next Kardashian. He's left it a bit late but, starting with the bum, why not?"
And that's not the only surgery Louis has had - although Simon refused to divulge any other details.
He added: "One I definitely can't talk about, but he'll come out with that."
Meanwhile, this year's show will see a huge shake-up regarding format as Simon is on a desperate mission to save it from getting the chop after last year's viewing figures were a flop.
A source said recently: "Ratings plummeted and Simon knew a drastic revamp was needed. The Saturday night show became so tedious as there was rarely any drama which an eviction would bring. ITV believes transforming it is the right decision."