Louis Walsh 'expecting to sign X Factor deal' within weeks

Louis Walsh

Louis Walsh has revealed he expects to sign a new deal for The X Factor within the next few weeks - but admitted that he had yet to see any contact! However the Irish music mogul, who famously does his own negotiations, told The Sun he'd been told to leave May free for auditions.

"There's nothing set in stone. I haven't seen a contract," the ever-fabulous X Factor judge told the tabloid. Speaking backstage at a Westlife in Dublin last night, he continued: "I've heard people say Gary Barlow and Lily Allen could be in the running. They'd make good judges and I'd like to see Dannii back."

Louis added that he felt the show would become even bigger this year, despite admitting to being very busy managing his acts including former X Factor contestants Jedward.