Brian Friedman - Photographs of a variety of stars as they attended the Collars & Coats Gala Ball in aid of The Battersea Dogs & Cats home at Battersea Evolution in London, United Kingdom - Thursday 30th October 2014
The talent show judge has announced that the 10th series will be his last.
Louis Walsh has confirmed that he will quit ITV's singing telent contest, The X Factor, after this next series. The upcoming programmes, currently in auditions, will mark the 10th and final session for the 61 year-old entertainment manager.
Speaking to TV Times magazine, as reported by BBC Radio 1's Newsbeat, the Irishman said that he was "happy" to be finally stepping away from the show, having been its longest serving judge. "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 Has Announced Plans To Exit The X Factor.
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