The X Factor UK panel to be announced 'in the next two weeks' says Louis Walsh

Louis Walsh

The X Factor UK's Louis Walsh has revealed the line up for this year's show will be announced in two weeks time, adding that as yet no one has signed a contract to appear on the programme. Speaking on Radio 1 to Chris Moyles last night, Louis also said he didn't expect to see Simon Cowell on the panel this year.

Talking about the new series of the show, Louis said: "[Auditions start] officially in May but no one's got a contract yet. I hope to be back but I don't know no one has a contract, we're going to find out in the next two weeks. I think Simon will announce the UK panel in two weeks time."

Talking about possible line ups for the panel, Louis revealed: "I know Simon's going to be in America, Cheryl could be too. I love Nicole from the Pussycat Dolls and I'd love Dannii to be back too, she was very good last year."

The cheeky judge added that he sometimes zoned out of people's auditions if they chose the wrong song! "Sometimes [I zone out] during the auditions, if someone is going to sing At Last or The Power of Love then you start drifting off in the middle of it."

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