Walsh has featured on all but one of the judging panels for each edition of 'The X Factor' going back to its 2004 inception.
The 65 year old pop mogul has been the show’s longest serving judge, appearing in all but one of the editions of ‘The X Factor’ since it began way back in 2004.
“I’ve had a fantastic 13 years on ‘The X Factor’ but the show needs a change and I'm ready to leave,” said Walsh in a statement. He added that he would remain a judge on another talent show, ‘Ireland's Got Talent’, as well as focussing more on “my day job as a manager, writing my memoirs and seeing the world.”
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The singer is currently mentoring the over 25s
The X Factor has only been back on our screens for a few months but already one of its judges is looking towards the line-up next year. Nicole Scherzinger has revealed she has already been asked back to the show, despite heavy suggestions by head judge Simon Cowell he would like Cheryl to return.
Nicole Scherzinger is currently a mentor for the over 25s on The X Factor
The former Pussycat Doll singer, 39, has yet to confirm whether she will return but said it is "most likely".
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Her fellow X Factor judge, Louis Walsh, seems to think so
It’s that time of year again - summer is almost over and TV is letting everyone know the year is in slow decline to Christmas. Never is this more apparent than with BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing and ITV’s The X Factor and it seems the singing show judges are ready to provide viewers with their bits of annual juicy gossip.
Has Nicole Scherzinger been lying about her age?
This time it’s the turn of cheeky Irish judge Louis Walsh and he’s ready to spill the beans on former Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger and her age.
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It wasn't always easy being part of Girls Aloud.
Being in a girlband might sound like the ultra glamorous lifestyle that every young woman dreams about, but the reality is often far from it. Kimberley Walsh has revealed just how much of a toll it took on her to maintain her slim figure while in Girls Aloud.
Kimberley Walsh at the ITV studios
We live in a world now where we're constantly encouraging women to love their bodies and be healthy. But that wasn't the kind of support 35-year-old Kimberley Walsh received under Louis Walsh's management after Girls Aloud won 'Popstars: The Rivals'.
Continue reading: Kimberley Walsh Will Never Forget Louis Walsh's 'Fat' Comments
Walsh made the slip during an appearance on 'Celebrity Juice'.
The music mogul filmed an episode of the often-explicit game show on Wednesday evening (November 2nd), when he potentially let slip a piece of news that Scherzinger might have wanted to keep from the public.
An audience member told the Daily Mirror the following morning: “The celebs were playing a game called 'What's The Craic' about different stars with secrets and someone made a comment about Nicole's boobs.
Continue reading: Louis Walsh Hints That Nicole Scherzinger Has Had A Boob Job
After months of rumours, Simon Cowell might have dropped the biggest hint yet about the new ‘X Factor’ judging panel.
Simon Cowell has reportedly ‘confirmed’ that Sharon Osbourne will be joining the new ‘X-Factor’ judging panel. According to The Sun, Sharon will return to the show later this year, alongside fellow former judges Nicole Scherzinger and Louis Walsh.
Is Sharon Osbourne set for an ‘X Factor’ return?
When asked about Sharon while he was promoting the new series of ‘America’s Got Talent’, Simon reportedly said: “I think she and I are going to work on a show together in the UK. We mainly have a love relationship. It is always back to love.”
Continue reading: Has Simon Cowell Just Confirmed Sharon Osbourne's 'X Factor' Return?
The music mogul reminded everyone who was missing at the Music Industry Trusts awards last night.
Simon Cowell caused a bit of an awkward moment at the Music Industry Trust Awards on Monday evening. Accepting the 24th MITS award in recognition of his contribution to the music and entertainment industry as well as his charity work, the ‘X-Factor’ judge thought the time was right to make a Zayn Malik joke in front of his former bandmates.
Simon Cowell made a Zayn Malik joke as he was honoured at the Music Industry Trusts awards.
Taking to the stage to accept the award from the One Direction boys, Cowell quipped: "Just by luck I get the award I've been wanting all my life and I'm completely hammered. Guys, who misses Zayn?”
The judge had made no secret of the fact he didn’t want the Overs category, but picking his final six proved harder than even he had imagined.
Simon Cowell didn't want to mentor the Overs again on the ‘X-Factor’ this year, so Sunday night’s edition of the Six Chair Challenge was particularly tough for the talent show judge. Faced with picking which six contestants he would take to the judges’ houses, Cowell was indecisive and at times ruthless, as he whittled down the remaining contestants.
Simon Cowell had a tough time during the ‘X-Factor’ six chair challenge on Sunday night.
Holly Johnson, a 27 year old estate agent was the first to get the axe, following her rendition of Pharrell’s ‘Happy’. "This is very easy - it's no,” Cowell said, leaving new judge Nick Grimshaw shocked.
Forget the ‘X-Factor’, Louis Walsh might be going all the way Down Under for his next gig.
Louis Walsh could be about to take a trip to the jungle Down Under, to appear on the next series of ‘I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here’. The former ‘X-Factor’ judge has hinted he could take part in the reality series, which returns to UK screens next month.
Could Louis Walsh be appearing on ‘I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here’?
Speaking to The Mirror Walsh said, “If I’m not in the jungle this year, I’ll do it next year.” However the 63 year old added that he would draw the line at “eating kangaroos”.
Unnamed sources close to the show have told The Sun that Walsh is poised to come back to 'The X Factor' in time for the live shows as a "fifth judge".
Louis Walsh could be in the frame to return to ‘The X Factor’ amid increasing concerns about flagging ratings. He is reported to be in talks to return to the ITV show in time for the live shows, even though he departed before the current series started.
Rumours have abounded since the start of September that Simon Cowell has been putting in ‘crisis calls’ to Walsh, the man he axed from the panel earlier this year having served on it since the show began in 2004.
A source close to the ITV production has now told The Sun on Thursday (September 24th) that Walsh may now be poised to make a spectacular return as a ‘fifth judge’ – partly to counteract the presence of Nick Grimshaw, whom viewers apparently find “boring” and has reportedly displeased bosses who believe he’s the main reason for the new series’ poor ratings so far.
Continue reading: Is Louis Walsh Set For A Sensational 'X Factor' Return?