Although it was speculated last week that Louis Walsh was being axed from the X-Factor judging panel – it looks like he’s back!
It had been reported that Cheryl Cole wanted Louis off the panel and that ITV bosses were keen to get some fresh judges this year.
Simon Cowell spoke out about Cheryl’s wishes, but assured people that Louis would be back: “She [Cheryl] doesn’t want Louis to come back, but he’ll be back.”
Louis himself has now confirmed that he will be returning, saying: “It is all sorted. I am coming back. I just have to sign the contract.”
Now all we need to know is who will be taking that fourth coveted seat on the judging panel?