Louis Walsh, Lauren Silverman and Simon Cowell in London last week.

Ireland's version of Simon Cowell, Louis Walsh, a judge on Cowell’s U.K. reality show The X Factor, thinks his confirmed bachelor pal might take the plunge and marry his pregnant baby mama Lauren Silverman.

"I went out for dinner with them. I think he's going to be a great dad,” Walsh said of his night out in London last week with the new couple, who hooked up while she was still married to her husband.

"She's a great influence on his life - very positive and bubbly. She seems to have got the fun back into his life. They are like two teenagers dating. I love Lauren. I love all his girlfriends. He is what he is. I wouldn't be here if it wasn't for him."

Mayo native Walsh, of course, is a talent spotter in his own right – if you consider Irish boybands like Westlife and Boyzone to be talented.  Still, they made millions in their day, and Walsh has been with The X Factor since Cowell created the show in 2004.