X Factor 2013 will be Louis Walsh's last year on the show!

Louis Walsh (X Factor 2013)

Louis Walsh has announced he plans to quit The X Factor UK after the current series.

Irish Louis is the only judge to appeared on every series of the ITV show since it started back in 2004.

Although he was replaced by Brian Friedman after being 'axed' in 2007, before making a quick comeback.

Speaking to TV Times magazine this week, Louis confirmed that he wasn't going to be looking to return for an eleventh series next summer.

He explained: "I'm happy this is going to be my last year. I've been judging X Factor for ten years so I've done it all."

The music mogul claimed: "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!"

It means next year's panel will once again see a big shake up, with Sharon Osbourne also declaring she wouldn't be back after returning to the show for this year's tenth series.

She confirmed last week: "I wanted to end it on the right note. I'm only doing it this one season. It's been ten years, and I want to end it on the right way."

The X Factor 2013 auditions will start next month on ITV.


Watch our video with Louis on the X Factor red carpet below....

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