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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 mogul said. "I've been judging

X Factor

for ten years so I've done it all."It was never in my plan to be on TV but Simon (Cowell) put me there. I'm very grateful to him but I need my life back!"

louis walsh

The 61-year-old shows no signs of slowing down just yet. He spoke of his plans for the future."I'm going to be managing Shane Filan from Westlife and I'm putting together a new boyband," he told

TV Times

magazine.Louis has enjoyed success with acts including Shayne Ward, JLS, Union J and Jedward over the years.In 2007, he was briefly replaced on the judging panel by choreographer Brian Friedman before being reinstated a few days later.Filming has already begun for this year's show with

Gary Barlow


Sharon Osbourne


Nicole Scherzinger

as Louis's fellow judges.Open auditions have taken place in London, Glasgow, Cardiff, Manchester and Birmingham.The hit TV series is expected to return to our screens later in the summer.

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