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Louis Walsh reconsiders departure from The X Factor

Walsh recently said that the current series of The X Factor was to be his last because he needed his "life back" Photo: PA Wire

Louis Walsh admitted he is having second thoughts about quitting The X Factor after a decade on the judging panel.

Walsh recently said that the current series was to be his last because he needed his "life back".

But when he was asked about leaving, during an appearance on ITV's The Jonathan Ross Show, he said: "Well, I said I was. But I'm having so much fun this year, I might stay."

Gary Barlow , who has also said he is leaving The X Factor after this year, was also a guest on the show which is due to be screened later today.

X Factor judges Louis Walsh (left) and Gary Barlow. Credit: PA Wire

He told Jonathan Ross that although he does not shed tears on screen, unlike some of his colleagues, the tough decisions on the show do make him emotional.

I don't cry easily, I really don't. It takes a child to be born, or something, to make me cry. But I do feel it inside, especially when you're at judges' houses and you're sat one on one with the person.

These moments are going to change people's lives. You're aware of that and you're trying to make a responsible decision but it's very, very tough.

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