X Factor judge gets the Mike taken out of him

Louis Walsh was left red-faced this Saturday after his mother revealed that his name is really Michael Vincent.

The pop mogul invited his mum Maureen, 76, to watch the X Factor show live in London.

But during an ad break, Maureen chatted to an audience member and revealed that Louis had changed his name so that it sounded more showbiz.

‘It was hilarious, nobody could believe that his real name was so ordinary,’ a source tells The Sun. ‘He got well and truly set up by his old ma.

‘When Simon Cowell came back into the studio he admitted he had no idea of Louis’ secret and thought it was brilliant.’

But later the Irish music manager, 55, had something to smile about when his band Westlife wowed the audience with their latest single.

See Westlife perform I’m Already There on X Factor in this video…


Leanne Dewsnap