Ach, Louis Walsh. You know the one – lisping Irishman on The X Factor, cries easily, tells contestants “I really, really believe in you … you are the real thing”, puts through terrible people (Wagner, anybody?), pronounces Wagner with a W, makes his acts sing rubbish songs, votes for acts if they’re Irish, responsible for Jedward’s infamy. You’re never quite sure why he’s there, but he always is.

Simon Hattentone meets pop supremo Louis Walsh. Check out the interview here.

Photograph: David Levene for the Guardian