Music mogul Louis Walsh insists Sharon Osbourne, his fellow judge on UK reality TV show The X Factor, could have killed him when she threw water at him on the TV talent show a week ago (19NOV05).

The Irish pop svengali, the man behind boyband Westlife, claims he could have been electrocuted as the water splashed onto wired-up equipment around him.

Walsh, who quit the show after allegedly being bullied by his co-judges before rejoining for last night's (26NOV05) episode, fumes, "When the water hit my monitor, it started fizzing and then went out.

"Goodness only knows what could have happened if my hand was on it.

"She could have electrocuted me, there's so much electrical equipment around the judge's desk."