Friday 28 October 2016

Louis Walsh: I'm voting 'Yes' because it's just the right thing to do


Louis Walsh
Louis Walsh
Louis Walsh is encouraging people to vote Yes in the referendum. He's pictured here with Rosanna Davison and Lisa Fitzpatrick.

MUSIC mogul Louis Walsh has become the latest celeb to weigh in on the referendum, saying that voting 'Yes' is the right thing to do.

The Hometown boyband manager said he is in favour of marriage for same-sex couples.

"It's a 'Yes' from me. It's always a 'Yes' from me. Why not? It's the right thing to do," he said.

"Absolutely vote 'Yes', it's the right thing to do."


When asked what he would say to people who were still undecided as polling day approaches Walsh (62) had clear advice.

"Just say 'Yes'. Everyone is saying 'Yes' - I'm saying 'Yes'," he said before dissolving into laughter.

A video of the boyband manager was uploaded to the Labour Party's LGBT YouTube channel.

The Mayo native is currently back in town working alongside his latest boyband hopefuls Hometown.

Recently he confirmed that he would not be returning to The X-Factor alongside Simon Cowell, ending his 11-year stint on the show.

He is now rumoured to be considering fronting an Irish version of Britain's Got Talent.

The man behind Boyzone and Westlife is just the latest famous face to weigh in on the debate. The list of celebs who have publicly lent their support to the 'Yes' campaign is long and includes RTE legend Gay Byrne, singer Daniel O'Donnell, rugby pundit Brian O'Driscoll and his wife Amy Huberman.

Even those who have set up shop abroad have taken time out to join the debate.

Hollywood star Colin Farrell was among the first to throw down the gauntlet.

In a heartfelt video interview on The Claire Byrne Show he said that he supported same-sex marriage "with every fibre" of his being.

International celebrities have also gotten involved with the campaign.

Comedian and actor Stephen Fry said he wanted Irish people to know the same joy he has had since tying the knot with his husband Elliot Spencer earlier this year.

Lord of The Rings actor Ian McKellen has also urged a 'Yes' vote here.

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