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All the latest news, photos and more on the Irish X Factor judge and music manager.

Discovering Ireland's gems: where celebs are from and what to do there

Stars such as The Saturdays' Una Foden, heartthrob Niall Horan from One Direction, dashing Pierce Brosnan and funnyman Louis Walsh are just some of the celebrities who will be celebrating St Patrick's...

Kimberley Walsh on Girls Aloud: every day was a 'drama'

Girls Aloud singer Kimberley Walsh has spoken out about her relationship with her other bandmates, saying that every day was a "drama". The pop star, who has just launched her new autobiography...

Nicole Scherzinger gets into the carnival spirit as she dances in a beaded bikini in Antigua

Nicole Scherzinger has certainly spiced up the X Factor judging panel with her passion and enthusiasm — and that looks set to continue when the show moves to the judges' houses. The fun-loving...

Kimberley Walsh: 'Girls Aloud suffered because of Louis Walsh'

Girls Aloud singer Kimberley Walsh has revealed details of her professional relationship with Louis Walsh in her new book. "Louis has just never really been a hands-on type of manager, and back then...

Nicole Appleton chosen as guest judge for Louis Walsh on X Factor

Nicole Appleton will join Louis Walsh as a guest mentor on The X Factor, and help the Irish judge decide which singing contestants will make it through to the live shows. The former All Saints singer...

X Factor contestants Sam Bailey and Tamera Foster stand out as early favourites

Sam Bailey and Tamera Foster have stood out as this year's early front-runner contestants on The X Factor, after their performances on Sunday's episode. Prison officer Sam Bailey was given a standing...

The X Factor: top ten most memorable contestants

The X Factor is well and truly back for the year, with the singing competition's first episode scheduled to air on Saturday 31 August. Click on photo below for the X Factor's most memorable contestants. Popular...

Simon Cowell and Lauren Silverman make their romance official

Simon Cowell and Lauren Silverman have made their romance official, dining out as a couple in a restaurant in London's swanky Chelsea area. The handsome pair met Louis Walsh and other friends just...

X Factor teases fans with announcement of 'fifth judge'

A mystery "fifth judge" could be joining the X Factor panel this year, alongside current judges Nicole Scherzinger, Gary Barlow, Sharon Osbourne and Louis Walsh. The exciting news was announced...

'Mad' and 'outrageous' Sharon Osbourne makes X Factor comeback

Sharon Osbourne has returned to the X Factor and her fellow judges Gary Barlow, Louis Walsh and Nicole Scherzinger are embracing the rock royalty's "outrageous" and "unpredictable"...

Louis Walsh will quit The X Factor after next series

Louis Walsh has revealed that he will leave The X Factor after the next series having been a judge on the show for a decade. "I'm happy this is going to be my last year," the Irish music...

Sharon Osbourne attends first round of X Factor auditions with shirtless companions

Original X Factor judge Sharon Osbourne has made an iconic return to this year's judging panel. Attending the first round of auditions in Glasgow, Sharon, 60, was treated to a warm Scottish welcome by...

Tulisa Contostavlos reportedly sacked from the 'X Factor'

Tulisa Contostavlos is set to leave the X Factor judging panel, according to reports. The 24-year-old, who found fame with urban trio N-Dubz, may be leaving leave the hot seat on the talent show...

Christopher Maloney: The rise, fall and rise again of the 'X Factor' contestant

Stumbling and shaking as he entered the audition hall, Christopher Maloney looked far from comfortable with the idea of stardom. But after sharing his musical prowess with the X Factor panel, the judges...

James Arthur crowned winner of 'X Factor'

James Arthur has been crowned the winner of X Factor 2012 after an emotional finale on Sunday night. The 24-year-old singer beat Jahmene Douglas to take the title in front of a 10,000-strong audience...

Finale to reveal who has really got the 'X Factor'

We sobbed as Jahmene Douglas spoke about his traumatic childhood, laughed when Rylan Clark wowed us with his flamboyant performances and we gasped when Ella Henderson made her shock departure. But...

Union J miss out on a place in 'X Factor' semi-finals after receiving the least public votes

Boy band Union J have lost a place in the semi-finals after being eliminated from X Factor after receiving the least public votes. The three remaining acts are women's favourite James Arthur,...



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