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Walsh to leave X Factor after 10 years

1 of 1 Louis Walsh is leaving the X Factor after 10 years
Louis Walsh is leaving the X Factor after 10 years

Louis Walsh is pretty much part of The X Factor furniture at this stage, but it looks like the show veteran has finally decided to pack in his judging duties, after 10 years on the show.

Speaking to TV Times, the 61-year-old, 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."

When asked about his future plans, Walsh added: "I'm going to be managing Shane Filan from Westlife and I'm putting together a new boy band."

A spokesperson from the ITV show spoke of Walsh's upcoming departure: "We're delighted Louis is back for a record breaking 10th series this year. It's far too early to say what the judging panel for 2014 may or may not look like."

The former Boyzone and Westlife manager has mentored the 'Groups' category five times and the 'Overs' category three times.

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