It has long be rumoured X Factor judge Louis Walsh is gay but the Irishman has always remained tight-lipped about his love life.
Often deflecting questions when asked about his romantic life, Walsh has also never been married nor publicly acknowledged anyone as a partner.
However, Simon Cowell may have just outed him on live television during last night’s X Factor.
The Irish judge got a shock when an old friend came and auditioned.
Louis was pretty happy though when Montonegro singer Slavko walked into the audition room, a man he had previously met at the Eurovision Song Context, exchanged numbers with and then encouraged him to audition.
You can watch Slavko’s wild audition for X Factor here:
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Louis spoke about how he knew Slavko:
I know this guy, we met in a far away country.
We met in the Ukraine at the Eurovision, I was there with an artist and Slavko was representing Montenegro.
Simon Cowell was quick to point out Louis had ‘gone red’ during the audition leaving fans questioning whether he was alluding to Louis’ sexuality.
— Roisin Ryan (@harperwillow_ie) September 23, 2017
— SoniaSays (@dislikemorons) September 23, 2017
That Louis Walsh isn’t an out gay man is the greatest travesty of our age #XFactor
— ohchrisburton (@ohchrisburton) September 23, 2017
Of course we can still not be certain on whether Louis is gay or not, but his reaction to Slavko whipping his hair back and forth really says it all!
Emily Murray is a journalist at UNILAD. She graduated from the University of Leeds with a BA in English Literature and History before studying for a Masters in Journalism at the University of Salford. Emily has previously worked for the BBC, ITV and Trinity Mirror. When Emily isn’t writing about topics including mental health and entertainment, you can find her at the cinema which is her second home.