Louis Walsh On Nick Grimshaw Joining X Factor: "He's Got My Job"
Has he all but confirmed the news?
Speaking to the Daily Star, the music mogul confirms not only that has he definitely left, but his spot has already been filled.
"He's got my job. I've flat out left. I'm not going back to the show, absolutely gone. I'm pleased as I get to do my actual job now," he said.
Louis added: "I don't think he realises the hard work he has to put in though. It's going to be hard work for him. You don't just show up."
"It's three or four days a week. You have to mentor, it's a lot of hard work."
Though don't go buying Grimmy any congratulations cards yet, as an X Factor spokesperson adds: "No formal decision has been made regarding the full judging line-up for this year."
The Radio 1 Breakfast show host has previously said he'd "love to do it" but has yet to speak to anyone about it.
Watch this space...!