Is Louis Walsh Returning to The X Factor?! 6 years ago

Is Louis Walsh Returning to The X Factor?!

Rumours are rife that Louis Walsh will return to The X Factor this year.

The Sun newspaper claims that he has made a deal to come back for the upcoming live shows.

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MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JUNE 16: Louis Walsh arrives for the Manchester auditions of The X Factor at Lancashire County Cricket Club on June 16, 2014 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Shirlaine Forrest/Getty Images)
Louis could return for the live shows.

A source apparently told the publication that Louis will be “a neutral fifth judge who will sit in a special place away from the others to provide unbiased comments on the contestants.”

But before you get too excited, a spokesperson for the programme has played down the reports and insisted that this year’s series is still very popular.

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This year's panel (image: ITV).

The X Factor is one of the most watched shows on ITV. It continues to draw in millions of viewers each weekend with millions more watching on catch-up,” they explained.

“The live shows do not start until the end of next month and any talk of plans at this stage is speculation.”