23 September 2009

Sources have revealed that Louis Walsh is believed to have chosen to undergo cosmetic surgery. The X Factor panellist hit headlines at the beginning of the month when he announced that he was considering surgery to revitalise his appearance. Now the Daily Mirror reports that the star flew to Los Angeles to have the work done in preparation for his appearance on the live shows of hit TV phenomenon the X Factor. Louis has also recently suggested that his efforts to improve his appearance are connected to his hopes that he will be asked to judge on the American version of the hit TV show as well as the UK incarnation. Reports suggest that Louis has undergone blepharoplasty to treat the bags under his eyes as well as Botox injections. The judges of the X Factor are famously known for their use of Botox, Simon Cowell especially. Simon is a staunch supporter of the treatment and, earlier this month, Louis said that Simon had encouraged him to perk up his appearance. Louis added: "Ill do whatever Simon wants to get the gig in America. "I might have my eyes done - upper and lower to get rid of the bags. Sooner rather than later - maybe before the live shows." Louis' choice to revitalise his appearance to safeguard his future on the show reflects the number of men and women around the world that are turning to cosmetic surgery to improve their chances in a difficult job market. The recent debate over the dismissal of dance coach Arlene Philips from Strictly Come Dancing again highlighted public fears that people are being looked over for work due to their age.