Louis Walsh: X Factor has too much singing

Louis Walsh has said he thinks the X Factor has too much singing and has offered Nick Grimshaw advice and also suggested Robbie Williams should be a judge

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Louis Walsh has complained that there's "too much singing" on 'The X Factor'.

The 62-year-old music manager has confirmed he will not be returning to his role as a judge on the ITV show later this year and has claimed that despite it being a singing competition, he thinks there's too much of it.

He said: "Singing shows are not what they used to be, they have too much singing in them. I honestly think Simon [Cowell] had to change things around because I've been on it for 11 years.

"I think 'Britain's Got Talent' is a variety show and people love that. 'X Factor' needs a bit of a shake and Simon will do it. He is on to the case and he always wants to have the best show on TV."

Louis also insisted he has left on "good terms" with Simon and the rest of the team behind the show.

He told BBC's Newsbeat: "I want to get back to my day job, which is being a music manager. I never wanted to be on TV. I left on really good terms. I'm a really good friend of Simon, we always have been. We text all the time. I'm on good terms with nearly everybody."

The much-loved mentor also offered his advice to the host of the BBC Radio 1 Breakfast Show, Nick Grimshaw, who is rumoured to be taking over from him on the 'X Factor' judging panel.

Louis added: "I hear my replacement is going to be Nick Grimshaw. I think it's a good idea but Robbie Williams would be better, he would be my choice. Gary Barlow would be good. I also think Jon Bon Jovi for some reason, I thought he would have been good. And I also heard Lionel Richie's name mentioned ... Nick just be yourself. Don't use any of my catchphrases. And do everything [Simon] Cowell tells you. And hope you don't get thre groups because if you do you'll be in trouble."

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