Louis Walsh quits X Factor after 11 years: 'I'm done with it...honestly'
Louis Walsh has claimed he's finished with The X Factor.
The Mayo man has been a judge on the reality show for 11 seasons, making him the longest serving mentor on the panel.
But it appears he wants to get back to his day job of managing bands and leave the show for good. He also hinted that there will be a fresh crop of faces this year as show boss Simon Cowell is keen to give the struggling programme a facelift.
"I’m done with X Factor, honestly," he told Martin King and Sheana Keane on TV3's The Seven O'Clock Show.
"'I think they are going to change the show. I think they are going to get new faces."
"I know Dermot [O'Leary] is gone - and I don't know who else will be back."
"Simon will probably be back because it's his show. Cheryl [Cole]... I'm not sure. I don't know who else will be back."
Louis, who managed Boyzone and Westlife, has been working with up and coming boyband Hometown, and wants to put his energy into making stars.
" want to go back to being a manager," he added. "That's my day job and I've neglected it for a long time because I'm away so much.
"At the moment, I’m working with Shane Filan - he’s got a new record coming out, and I’m also working with Hometown.
"I’d like to get back to where I started off… I never even wanted to be on TV, it just happened."