01 September 2009

Recent reports have suggested that X Factor panellist and music mogul Louis Walsh may be set to join his fellow judges and choose cosmetic surgery to improve his looks. According to The Sun, the Irishman is considering surgery to remove his wrinkles following the urgings of X Factor creator Simon Cowell. Simon has apparently advised the 57 year old to have blepharoplasty - a treatment to remove the bags under his eyes. Louis intimated that he is considering cosmetic surgery now as he thinks it is necessary in helping him clinch a spot on the US version of the X Factor. The star has been a staple participant in the UK version since its inception and recently appeared on the new series with a set of newly enhanced teeth. Speaking to The Sun, Louis said: "I'll 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. "Simon said, 'I'll organise it and you can stay with me afterwards.' I'll have to groom myself the Simon way." Simon has always been vocal about his appreciation of cosmetic surgery (just recently he was credited as the inspiration behind Gordon Ramsey's decision to have Botox), as has former fellow judge Sharon Osborne who has undergone a facelift, liposuction, a tummy tuck and a breast augmentation in the past. Louis claimed that Sharon is helping him with his consideration. He said: "Sharon is my adviser. She looks great."