He's an X Factor legend, that man!!
When Simon Cowell brought Louis Walsh on at the very beginning, in 2004, the world knew he was something special.
Luckily for the business, he still thinks X Factor is something special over there across the pond!!
Enthusiastically, Louis broke the news of his Season 9 return like this:
Yep I’m back! It’s my ninth year on the show and as the only remaining original judge I’m delighted to take my seat once more on the judging panel.
Simon chimed in too, saying:
The show wouldn’t be the same without Louis, I am really happy he is coming back. I hope he has an opportunity this year to show what an astute manager he is.
As for the other judges, they'll be announced "soon," they promise!!
We're sure Katie Price is still up for it, Simon! LOL!! ;)
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