08/10/2012 10:57 | By Lucy Mapstone, editor, MSN Celebrity

Louis Walsh puts on brave face after X Factor 'fix' scandal



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Picture credit: Rex

If we were Louis Walsh, we'd have run home and hidden under the bed last night after the X Factor.

Louis Walsh and Nicole Scherzinger (© Rex)

Louis puts on a brave face after the X Factor

However, shortly after the show ended, Louis put on a brave face as he went out for dinner with fellow Judge Nicole Scherzinger. She certainly looked happy with Louis for saving her act Rylan!

Louis made the decision to go to deadlock when it came to choosing an act to send home on the first live show of the series - his flustered choice resulted in the talented Carolynne Poole going home, rather than Rylan Clark, despite the fact she sang a near-perfect rendition of Faith Hill's There You'll Be.

The X Factor judge, who has been on the panel the longest, seemed torn when choosing acts and today the reality TV show is being dogged by 'fix-Factor' claims as it appears a member of the production crew spoke to Louis just prior to making his decision.

Their co-stars Gary Barlow and Tulisa were nowhere to be seen, but we're not surprised: Gary stormed off upon learning his act Carolynne was being kicked out and Tulisa was probably tired as she'd been at the BBC Radio 1 Teen Awards earlier that day.

Louis and Nicole went to the swanky C restaurant in London, and were later joined by pal Will.i.am. Nicole and Will.i.am later went on to Whisky Mist to continue their evening without Louis.

203Comments
08/10/2012 14:27
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x factor last night was just a con
08/10/2012 14:38
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Last night Louie Walsh gave me and my wife the perfect reason to stop watching the X Factor after 11 years. Thank you Louie for killing the show now I do not have to watch your smug faces or listen to your drivel or rubbish acts ever again hallelujah!!!!
08/10/2012 14:37
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I totally applaud Gary Barlow for walking out.  It was obvious who the best act was.  Rylan sang out of tune most of the time, I had to leave the room as it was sooooooooo bad!  What a shame, and what a coward is Louis Walsh for opting for DEADLOCK.  The X Factor just gets worse and worse. I used to love Saturday nights and looked forward to this show, but now, sob stories and too much publicity for so called 'celebs' just spoils it for me....it's not about talent any more, just exposure for the judges and minor celebs.
08/10/2012 14:32
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THIS PROGRAMME ISNT ABOUT NEW TALENT ,ITS ABOUT THE PUBLICITY AND EGOS OF THE SO CALLED CELEB JUDGES ON THE PROGRAMME ,ITS GONE SO PREDICTABLE AND BORING ,THE SOONER ITV SCRAP IT THE BETTER.
08/10/2012 14:39
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It appears that Iam not the only one who is of the opinion that last nights elimination of Caroline was a travest.y In  favour of the talentless hysterical Rylan. It would serve Simon Cowell right if people stop watching the X factor. because watching Rylan having a hysterical episode every time he gets through. How many more embarassing episodes are we going to be subjected to?

08/10/2012 14:55
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I am 62 years of age i have watched all the x factors to date, i have loved watching the show!

But thats it fo me! i will not watch it any more, something stinks, Rylan is rubbish he isnt a singer he is a tacky theatre act,put in to boo and make fun of to try and get people going at each other.

Well you got me going-going straight to the spare tv in the kitchen to watch anything but the x factor

Carolynne Poole was a great singer, she may not have won, there are some seriously talented acts this year. I was always going to be blown away when she sang she is that good! Rylan on the other hand is well frankly just crap,if he got votes then we all know  it was from the(lets create havoc and cause chaos voters who do it to be bloody annoying).

I seriously suspect that instead of boosting the ratings x factor just put a huge nail in the coffin.

Stewart Shaw ex x factor fan!

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Louis Walsh is absolute rubbish,and is the reason i will stop watching this show  The show has become a complete bore with screaming audiences and  crying contestants and overpaid judges like Walsh

that can't make a decision   

08/10/2012 14:44
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i think they should get rid of louis he praises all the contestents even when they are rubbish everyone could see she had more talent he should have kept her in and not been the wimp that he is.
08/10/2012 14:52
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Thats the end of the X-Factor for me. A talented singer like that going out, and a untalented freak like Ryan to go through. I can see why XFactor has lost a lot of viewing. Good on Gary walking out.
08/10/2012 14:41
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Sick of X factor putting through people with no talent for the shock value and people with real talent being sent home. Have watched  this show from the beginning but will no longer be watching.
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T  W  A  T !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

08/10/2012 14:55
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the whole of xfactor is a fix.. its so predictable of late.

so boring.. !!

08/10/2012 14:53
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Rylan was in another show (I think it was Katie Prices 'Model Show') and he had white hair and beard. He was a plonker on that one too. Absolutely no talent in any shape or form but desperate to be famous. Simon Cowell should step in and get rid of him, oh, and Louis wimpy Walsh. I think Rylan and him are of the same type and thats why he supported him. No more XFactor for me.
08/10/2012 14:57
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Walsh gets told what to vote and say, Scherzinger is desperate to get a singing career as is Will thingy and Barlow, it's all a con to get people to phone in and pay their money, nothing else, they don't care whether the "contestants" have talent or not, as long as you all waste your time and money calling in!

You fund all this and help Cowell to yet another million - you are the suckers!

 

08/10/2012 14:53
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Yes i thought he was a total fool the way he carried on anyone with a ear for music could know who was the better singer shame on you louis you give the whole show a bad name
08/10/2012 14:55
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God! If the panel are picked to judge, let them get on with it! It doesn't matter what "us the public think" does it?  All they want is the money that the telephone voting brings in. Even when they win the show its very rare we will ever see them again, at least not for more than 2 seconds. Look at Joe McElderry  - fantastic voice, great personality bags of talent - Simon didn't like him so he was ditched. Olly Murs  is fab too but the much preferred choice of Simon - it's just history it goes on and on.......
08/10/2012 14:52
08/10/2012 14:45
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I was hoping Rylan would go because there was no doubt who the best singer was. I guess u have to accept these things because there is no way it can change. It did seem strange that Louis was faltering

on his decision and then went to deadlock. I was just surprised that the public voted for him at all. Just getting over the shock of him being picked for live show

 

08/10/2012 14:49
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oh. no a fix.?? never not the x factor.!!! lol, its one of the biggest fixes going. Along with most of the other phone in for result shows.  and as for louis, he just proved it, and proved that he is a bumbling nincompoop that should step down. i know a lot is to get the ratings up but we are not all blithering idiots surly.!!! and as for the pratt that he put threw, he should rescind his place to someone that can sing,!! and as for his act, prancing about, oh look at me i'm a nincompoop, i'm a gay nincompoop, he should keep it for the gay bars, where it would possibly be more appreciated.rant over apart from  louis, your past it, get over it stop bringing the show down. and step down, you don't need the money, go and enjoy what you have. fishing, or on the golf course, in fact you can even come fishing with me.!!!if it will keep you from making more bad decisions.
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