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‘They said I was going to be safe, it was going to be fun and I’d probably win it’ – Louis Walsh talks about his €1m stint on Big Brother


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Louis Walsh speaking about his time in Big Brother, at the Intercontinental Hotel in Ballsbridge

Louis Walsh had always been adamant about one thing: he would never ever appear on Celebrity Big Brother. For three years, the producers pestered him to be a contestant. There were gushing phone calls, Zoom meetings, six-figure enticements. And each time the answer was no.

So when we meet at Dublin’s Intercontinental Hotel in Ballsbridge, less than a week after his exit from the celebrity household, the first question is obvious: What changed?

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