Long serving X Factor judge Louis Walsh has revealed that he will be returning for his ninth season as a judge on the hit reality television singing competition. Louis also admitted that he was certain that Tulisa Contostavlos and Gary Barlow would be returning but he was unsure about Kelly Rowland.
Walsh explained to The Mirror, "I am so happy to have signed up for another year. It's my ninth year, I'm the only person to be in it for nine years... I'm busy now from here until Christmas. I signed the deal yesterday - making it my ninth year on the show.
He added, "I never wanted to be on TV, it was never in my plan. But now I'm on it, I love the show. I know two of the judges who are going to be beside me, but I still don't know who the fourth is going to be just yet.”
Louis continued, "I know for definite that Tulisa [Contostavlos] is back, and Gary [Barlow] is back. I'm not sure if Kelly is back, but I hope she is, because she worked really hard last year."
The X Factor is set to return to ITV later this year.