Louis Walsh

The veteran Judge makes his return for 2016, having been responsible for spotting and mentoring X Factor acts from day one. After leading Shayne Ward to victory, it'll be his goal to produce another chart-topper!

Louis Walsh: ‘This is the best X Factor Judging line-up ever!’

After taking a break last year, Louis Walsh has revealed it feels “amazing” to make his return to The X Factor panel, especially as he’s back with his “favourite Judges ever”.

Speaking of how Simon convinced him to take back his seat, Louis said: “Simon and I talk all the time, we’re always good friends and even last year during the show I would call him up and he would just laugh at me every night.

Simon Cowell reveals what he REALLY thinks of his fellow Judges

After welcoming back some familiar faces on this year’s X Factor Judging panel, Simon Cowell has confessed that working with Louis Walsh, Sharon Osbourne and Nicole Scherzinger has been “like a little reunion”.

Speaking ahead of the new series, which kicks off on ITV this weekend, the music mogul said that Twitter made him realise just “how much the viewers missed everyone”.