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13 December 2011, 00:01
The X Factor judge undergoes radical makeover for Heat magazine.
The X Factor judge Louis Walsh has dressed up as Cheryl Cole.
The 59-year-old music mogul has assumed the identity of his former judging partner for the latest issue of Heat magazine.
Louis said Cheryl had given him the thumbs up to take part in the magazine's annual Stars Dress Up photo shoot.
"I texted Cheryl months ago to say I was going to dress up as her, and she said, 'Do it!'" he said.
"I think she'll howl with laughter when she sees it. Simon (Cowell) will love it, too, because I think he secretly likes drag queens!"
Louis's attempt at drag comes just days after he completed his latest stint as a judge on this year's The X Factor.
The Christmas double issue of Heat magazine is on sale now. Check out Louis as Cheryl below.