Louis Walsh promises X Factor return
X Factor judge Louis Walsh has said he will definitely be back for the next series of the show due to kick off later this year.
He told BBC Radio 1's Newsbeat that Simon Cowell had assured him he would have a place on the judging panel for the 2010 run when the two met recently in Los Angeles.
However, Walsh was unsure of who will be sitting alongside him. He told the radio station: "I don't know who else is back. I presume Simon and Cheryl [Cole] will be there, and maybe Dannii [Minogue] will.
"She worked really hard last year. I don't see why she shouldn't be back once the baby is born."
He also encouraged potential auditionees to sign up, pointing to JLS, who finished as runners up on the show, as an example of the success they might achieve.
The X Factor is currently on a UK live tour and tonight (March 17th) comes to the Odyssey arena in Belfast before heading to the O2 Arena in London on Saturday the 20th.
Posted by James Ford