Louis Walsh Confirms X Factor Return
Veteran talent show judge tells radio station he's now signed contract for this year...
He told the Irish station: "I knew I was doing the show but I just signed the deal and I'm very happy with it.
"At my age you have to keep working!"
And he insisted that Cheryl and Simon Cowell - both coming back to the show - will live up to viewers' expectations.
"They will get on really well, I think they'll try to hog the limelight. It will be all about them.
"The falling out is long over and this'll give Cheryl a whole new career. She'll have a new record coming out and all."
He also hinted that Mel B is still in the frame for the fourth seat on the judging panel.
"It has to be someone I like. I'd love it to be Sharon Osborne, but I don't think it's going to be her.
"I think it could be Mel B from the Spice Girls - I love her and she's quite mad.
"She also did both the American version and the Australian versions of X Factor. But people are also mentioning Alesha and Rita Ora as well."