Pop tycoon Louis Walsh
has revealed Simon Cowell
is his favourite celebrity because he’s so ‘normal’.
The X Factor judge (59) revealed that he admires his multi-millionaire TV boss (52) because he’s so down to earth.
"Simon's my favourite celebrity because I know him so well and he's actually very normal," he said. "I know he has funny clothes and hair but he is very normal."
He added: "The best thing about Simon is that he is a self-made man and I like people who are self-made and get where they are on their own merit." Walsh also revealed that his former talent show colleague Sharon Osbourne
is his second-favourite celebrity. Louis remains a firm friend with the former X Factor star Sharon (59) and they still party together.
He admires her too because she is also self-made and strong-willed. "Don't cross her though," he said. "Or she'll throw water over you on live TV like she did to me!" Louis has finished filming the audition stage of the X Factor alongside his fellow judges Tulisa Contostavlos
, Gary Barlow
and Nicole Scherzinger
. He is the longest serving judge and only original panellist after being on the X Factor for nine series