Louis Walsh Reveals How He Really Feels About The X Factor 7 years ago

Louis Walsh Reveals How He Really Feels About The X Factor

He also shared his thoughts on this year's judges. 

Louis Walsh has spoken out about the X Factor once more this week, admitting that he didn’t enjoy last year’s show.


The Mayo man featured on the show for 11 years, but on RTÉ 2FM on Monday, he revealed that things weren’t so good for him in 2014.

attends the British Asian Trust dinner at Banqueting House on February 3, 2015 in London, England.
He was on the show for 11 years.

"I didn't love it last year if I'm really honest with you," he told Nicky Byrne and Jenny Greene.

“I liked it and it paid me well, but I think I was just there too long and I was cracking up a bit.”


NAAS, IRELAND - MAY 01:  Louis Walsh and Glenda Gilson at Punchestown Racecourse on May 1, 2015 in Naas, Ireland.  (Photo by Clodagh Kilcoyne/Getty Images)
Pictured with Glenda Gilson recently.

He later added that it “absolutely suits him” to have left his role on the judging panel and gave his thoughts on the new judging panel that includes Rita Ora and Nick Grimshaw.

“I spent a lot of time with Rita. She’s a funny, funny bunny. I would have got on well with her,” he said.

CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 16:  Singer Rita Ora poses prior her performance as she arrives to the Belvedere Vodka's Cannes party featuring a performance from Rita Ora on May 16, 2014 in Cannes, France.  (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images for Belvedere Vodka)
Rita moved from The Voice UK.


“I think Nick Grimshaw is going to be okay. I thought it was a strange choice originally.

“I thought it was going to be Lionel Richie and that would have been a good call,” he reflected.

Celebrity Sightings In London - March 11, 2014
Simon wished him well.

“I hope he works out, it’ll be tough during the live shows cause you really have to mentor them [the contestants].”


Walsh also revealed that his favourite time on the show was when Sharon Osbourne, Gary Barlow and Nicole Scherzinger were on the judging panel.