Louis Walsh confirms X Factor return

Louis Walsh has confirmed he and Gary Barlow are returning to 'The X Factor' later this year and insists they are the "bookends" of the show, keeping it together

Louis Walsh

Louis Walsh

Louis Walsh has confirmed he and Gary Barlow are returning to 'The X Factor'.

The Irish music mogul insists he and the Take That singer will be back on the judging panel as the "bookends" of the talent show, and revealed he played a part in getting Sharon Osbourne - who was a judge on the programme from 2004 to 2007 - to sign up for this year's series.

Speaking to website RTE Ten, he said: "I'm back, I am definitely back. Me and Gary, we're the bookends and I'm sure Sharon Osbourne's back and I helped to get her back, because she's great fun."

However, Louis - who has been a judge on the show since it started in 2004 - is still in the dark about who will be taking the fourth spot and although he previously confirmed former Spice Girl Mel B is in the running, he admits it's more than likely Nicole Scherzinger will return for the role.

He added: "I hope it's going to be Tulisa or Nicole. It might be Mel B, I don't know! But I think it probably will be Nicole."

The 60 year old continued to praise the show's boss Simon Cowell, describing him as the "best" person he has ever met.

He gushed: "Simon is the best person I know, Simon gave me a whole career, he gave me my whole life. He put my on TV ... He is the best person I've ever met."


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