Michael Louis Vincent Walsh
( born 5 August 1952 ) is an irish music coach and judge on The X Factor UK
. He was concisely replaced by Brian Friedman for Series 4, but when Brian proved besides critical, he was brought binding. Walsh even got a luck to be a pronounce on The X Factor USA
when he subbed for Simon Cowell, who had been nauseated, when the auditions took place in Kansas City, Missouri in June 2012. For Series 10 of The X Factor
, Walsh mentored the Boys category, rather of the Groups and Overs category he was constantly assigned for the former 8 years, as a advantage for being the only judge to remain for the 10 years. In May 2015, reports began to surface that he would n’t be returing for Series 12. He stated he had n’t been hired, but he had n’t been sacked either, he just was n’t returning. On 18th June 2015, it was announced that he would be replaced by DJ Nick Grimshaw, mate pronounce Rita Ora besides replaced Mel B. Walsh concisely appeared in the presentation of Week 7 of the Live Shows. After the departures of Nick Grimshaw, Rita Ora and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, it was announced that he would be returning to the estimate panel for the prove ‘s thirteenth series alongside Sharon Osbourne and Nicole Scherzinger. In December 2016, he confirmed that he had signed on for two more series. In 2017, he was assisted by Grammy nominated british singer-songwriter and early X Factor Italy
estimate Mika at his Judges ‘ Houses.
Although it was initially reproted that he would be returning to the usher for Series 15, in June 2018 he released a statement confirming his passing. It was announced in September 2019 that he would act as a evaluator aboard Simon Cowell and Nicole Scherzinger on The X Factor: Celebrity. He went on to win the series with reality television and singer Megan McKenna.
It was besides announced that he would act as evaluator for the All Stars series. The series was later axe and was replaced by The X factor : The Band.
On The 27 November 2019, It was announced that Walsh was sacked by Cowell again and would not be judging on The X factor : The Band. He is the most successful estimate on the UK version in terms of his acts reaching the finals since they have done so in 2004, 2005, 2008, 2013, 2016 and 2019. During his time as a judge, he was much allocated the Groups class, particularly in the years when it was the weakest class. He mentored the Boys and Overs categories a few times, where he had his most successful years with the former class .