Louis Walsh and Dermot O’Leary will return to X Factor again

The pair returned to the show this year


As the final show draws closer, Louis Walsh and Dermot O’Leary have confirmed they will return to the X Factor again.

The pair returned to the glittery stage for the 2016 show along with Nicole Scherzinger and Sharon Osbourne.

“[I’ve signed up for] two more years. Tell Piers [Morgan] not to go for that gig,” Louis said.


Boys are back in town: Dermot and Louis will join Simon again for another year in 2017 | ITV

Dermot is keen to remain a fundamental part of the show despite it’s plummeting ratings.

“I’m here for a while,” the 43-year-old told Good Morning Britain about his future with the show.

While the men have confirmed they are back in action, the future of the women judges on the show is still up in the air.

However, Simon Cowell is reportedly keen to have to have all three judges, including Nicole and Sharon, back.

“Simon wants all the judges back next year. Contracts haven’t been signed but negotiations are already well under way,” a source told The Sun.