The former X Factor judge, who managed Boyzone and Westlife, has had the damage confirmed and may one day need a hearing aid.Read the full story ›
Cowell, who replaced Walsh with DJ Nick Grimshaw for the latest series, said he "wouldn't rule anything out".Read the full story ›
Louis Walsh has branded Cheryl Fernandez-Versini "lazy" and "irrelevant" in an attack on his X Factor colleague.Read the full story ›
The music mogul has boosted rumours that veteran judge Louis Walsh may be quitting the hit talent show.Read the full story ›
Louis Walsh has finally signed on the dotted line for the new series of The X Factor, he confirmed on the Colm Hayes radio show.
The longest-serving judge revealed, "I knew I was doing the show but I just signed the deal and I'm very happy with it. At my age you have to keep working!"
The fourth judge is still to be announced, although Spice Girl Mel B - who has previously made guest appearances on the panel - is said to be the frontrunner.
Louis Walsh admitted he is having second thoughts about quitting The X Factor after a decade on the judging panel.Read the full story ›
Louis Walsh has arrived for his last X Factor launch after the long-time judge announced he will quit the show after this series.
Louis Walsh has said that Simon Cowell sacking him because of ageism was a "big mistake".Read the full story ›
Robbie Williams has already emerged as favourite to replace Louis Walsh when he quits X Factor after the next series. The singer currently leads the betting at Ladbrokes with odds of 6/1.
Former guest judges Rita Ora and Mel B have been given odds of 7/1, or it's an 8/1 shot that Simon Cowell or Cheryl Cole will rejoin the panel.
Keep up to date with the latest X Factor news ahead of the news series on the X Factor website.
Louis Walsh will bow out of the X Factor after the next series. The 61-year-old has been part of the ITV show since it first launched in launched in 2004. Speaking to the TV Times he said: "I'm happy this is going to be my last year. I've been judging X Factor for 10 years so I've done it all."
Louis Walsh added: "It was never in my plan to be on TV but Simon (Cowell) put me there. I'm very grateful to him but I need my life back!. I'm going to be managing Shane Filan from Westlife and I'm putting together a new boyband."