Louis Walsh Quitting The X Factor After This Year
Longest-serving judge reveals he'll be stepping down after 2013...
The pop manager and reality TV star will be serving his 10th year on the ITV show - and is the only panel member to stay on board for the show's entire run.
He told TV Times: "I'm happy this is going to be my last year. I've been judging X Factor for 10 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!"
The 61-year-old took the win one year with Shayne Ward - and has also mentored JLS, Jedward and Union J among others.
We told you this morning how Simon Cowell has reportedly changed his plans about appearing in person on this year's show.