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Louis Walsh 

  is an Irish music manager and television personality who has managed Johnny Logan, Boyzone, Jedward, and Westlife, four of Ireland's most successful pop acts in the 1990s and 2000s.

Born on 5 August 1952 in Kiltimagh, Walsh began his music career in Dublin in the 1990s, creating Boyzone, which achieved international success with 16 top three singles and four number one albums. After a break from Boyzone, Walsh continued managing Ronan Keating's career, which included a number one hit with “When You Say Nothing At All” in 1999 and “Life Is a Rollercoaster” in 2000. In 2012, Walsh became Union J's manager. Walsh was raised Roman Catholic and has a son and six younger siblings.

Walsh's journey began in Dublin during the 1990s, where he aimed to create an Irish version of Take That. This endeavor led to the formation of Boyzone, under Walsh's management, achieving international success with numerous chart-topping singles and albums. Following a bitter feud with Ronan Keating, a key member of Boyzone, Walsh rebounded by creating Westlife, a highly successful Irish boy band.

In addition to his prowess as a music manager, Walsh became a familiar face on television. His television career commenced in 2001 with the Irish version of Popstars, leading to subsequent roles as a judge on The X Factor, Popstars: The Rivals, and other talent shows. Notably, Walsh found chart success with G4 and managed Shayne Ward, the winner of The X Factor in 2005.

Despite some controversies, including a temporary departure from The X Factor in 2005 and legal battles with tabloid The Sun, Walsh maintained a prominent presence on the show, mentoring various categories over the years. His return in 2016 marked his continued influence on the series. In 2019, Walsh triumphed as a judge in The X Factor: Celebrity, mentoring the winner, Megan McKenna.

Beyond The X Factor, Walsh ventured into hosting Ireland's Got Talent, a talent show produced by Simon Cowell. Additionally, he participated in various television programs like Top Gear and Celebrity Big Brother, showcasing his versatile presence on the screen.

Walsh's career extends beyond music and television, as he has been a judge on the sustainable fashion program Junk Kouture since 2014. His diverse engagements reflect a multifaceted personality with a lasting impact on the entertainment industry.

While controversies, such as disputes with Ronan Keating and legal battles with the media, have marked Walsh's journey, his enduring success as a music manager and television personality solidifies his position as a significant figure in the entertainment world.

Louis Walsh Parents

Louis Walsh is the son of Maureen Walsh and Frank Walsh.

Louis Walsh Siblings

He has an older sibling and six younger siblings. They are Eamonn Walsh, Sarah Walsh, Evelyn Walsh, Frank Walsh, Joe Walsh, Noel Walsh, Peter Walsh.

Louis Walsh Wife

Walsh is currently not married. Following his past relationship, Louis, 71 has never been married.

Louis Walsh Children

Walsh has no children. According to him, he never wants kids because their screams would stop him from watching TV.


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