Louis Walsh confirmed as a Judge for X Factor 2012

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Louis Walsh is to return to The X Factor for his ninth year.
 
Louis is the second Judge to join X Factor 2012, joining Gary Barlow whose return was confirmed last month.

Louis Walsh said: “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 Cowell added: “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.”

The series returns to ITV1 and ITV2 in the Summer.

Last updated: Thursday 3 May 2012
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