XFactor 2013: Louis Walsh yet to sign up for tenth series

Louis Walsh (X Factor 2013)

Louis Walsh has revealed he's yet to sign up for The X Factor 2013.

The Irish music mogul is expected to be back on the panel for what will be his tenth series, but confessed he's being kept in the dark.

He said this week: "We don't know officially,no one's been signed.

"There's rumours about Sharon Osbourne..."

The open auditions for the new series have already kicked off, but no one knows who the judges will be just yet.

Nicole Scherzinger is widely tipped to return alongside Louis, if producers meet her reportedly huge pay demands of £1.5 million.

Gary Barlow is also expected to be back, although reports at the weekend claimed he was holding off agreeing to a deal until news of his fellow judges was confirmed.

“He wants to know that they’re going to stop poking fun at the show, he wants serious singers and to know who will be on the judging panel,” the source added. “It’s crunch time at the end of the week and you just can’t call what it he is going to do. If he doesn’t sign the deal it could leave Simon and his team with a huge problem.”

As for Tulisa, it's been claimed she's to be replaced by Sharon Osbourne, although Mel B has also been linked to the show.

Who do you want to see on the panel this year? Add your comments below...

The open auditions continue in Birmingham, Cardiff, Manchester and Glasgow this month. Judges auditions will take place later over summer.

Browse our gallery from the first round of open XFactor auditions in London at the weekend below...

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