X Factor judge Louis Walsh has said that he is really keen to return to the ITV reality singing show when it is back on TV screens in August.
Speaking in an interview with 2fm's Dave Fanning which will be broadcast on the station tomorrow Louis responded "I would love to do it. I really want to do it this year cos it would be my tenth year Dave and I'd be quite happy after ten years not to do it.
"Yeah, I'd love to go back. I'm not officially hired, but I think I'm back."
They has already been much speculation in the press concerning the make-up of the panel for show after a year of falling audiences last season with suggestions that N'Dubz star Tulisa Contostavlos' place may be under threat.
Dave also quizzed Walsh about Justin Bieber's recent behaviour during his O2 shows in London with the X Factor judge saying he thinks the 19-year-old star has lost the plot.
He said "I think he's lost the plot as well. I think people around him are almost scared to tell him because.. everyone is on the payroll, you see, in alot of these bands, and they're all scared to be honest and tell the truth. He's only 19."
You can listen to the entire interview tomorrow on The Dave Fanning Show on 2fm from 10am to midday. You can listen on the Radio Player here.