Louis Walsh has confirmed he is returning to The X Factor.
The Irish music manager has revealed that he will reunite with his original co-judges Simon Cowell and Sharon Osbourne on the panel.
Speaking to the MailOnline, Louis said he has officially signed on the dotted line, but it’s not known whether he will act as a judge on the new celebrity or All Stars version.
Despite Sharon Osbourne’s very public row with Simon Cowell earlier this year, Louis is confident that she will be back on the show.
He explained: “Sharon would be great. She’s burnt a few bridges but that’s what’s good about her — she has an opinion. She’s never boring or predictable.”
“She was only joking. It was all panto talk. They will make up. I’m going to mediate between them. I’ll do anything necessary.”
The news comes just weeks after it was reported that Louis was in talks to return to the judging panel alongside Nicole Scherzinger.
However, it’s not clear whether the former Pussycat deal has agreed to any deal just yet.