Louis Walsh "can't wait" to continue with The X Factor auditions in Cardiff next week

Louis Walsh

Louis Walsh has told friends that he can't wait to continue with The X Factor auditions in Wales next week, following claims that indecently assaulted a 24-year-old man. According to The Mirror, bosses had offered the Irish music mogul time off, but he's vowed to continue on the show.

The tabloid quotes Louis as saying: “These lies won’t stop me taking my place on that panel.”

He told a pal: “I have nothing to be ashamed of. I can’t wait to get stuck in to doing what I love and nothing will stop me.”

Louis will join new judges Gary Barlow, Kelly Rowland and Tulisa Contostavlos in Cardiff on Wednesday as the 2011 X Factor auditions enter their final weeks.

A show source told the newspaper: “Louis doesn’t want to let anyone down.”

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