Walsh: I'll be back on X Factor
Louis Walsh has revealed he will return to The X Factor.
The Irish judge ended months of speculation about his role, when he announced the news on Twitter, where he posted a photo of himself in front of the show's logo.
"Guess who will be back on the X Factor!!!" he wrote.
Louis will join returning judges Simon Cowell and Cheryl Cole for the ITV singing show's 11th series, which has started auditioning for potential acts around the country.
He later tweeted Cheryl: "That's another YES!!! ;-)"
The 61-year-old, the only judge who has remained on the panel since The X Factor started in 2004, reportedly told The Sun that most of the details have been ironed out.
"It is all sorted. I am coming back. I just have to sign the contract," he said.
Louis' potential return means there is just one more seat to fill on the judging panel. Louis appeared on the previous season alongside Gary Barlow, Nicole Scherzinger and Sharon Osbourne.