MUSIC manager Louis Walsh's 'X Factor' future is uncertain as a number of changes are expected to take place next year to revitalise the ailing series.
The 'X Factor' has seen its fortunes wane since creator Simon Cowell left the judging panel two years ago.
Sunday night's final of the singing competition, which saw 24-year-old James Arthur emerge as the winner, suffered a major ratings slump compared to the final in 2011.
The two-hour programme had an average audience of 11.1 million. Last year's final show saw 13.1 million viewers tune in to see girl group Little Mix win.
Concerned ITV bosses are now looking to initiate changes in an effort to boost the ratings.
Walsh has admitted that he is in the dark about his future involvement in the programme.
"I don't know what's going to happen next year. I would love another year, but you never know what Simon is thinking. Nobody is safe," he said.