Louis Walsh hints at X Factor comeback... on one condition

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Louis Walsh has spoken about his potential return to The X Factor this year.

The Irish music mogul is widely expected to return to the panel after a series out, but insists nothing is official yet.

However in a chat with the Belfast Telegraph, Louis has said there is a "good chance" of him being back behind the judges desk this year.

On one small condition.

"There's a good chance, but I'm not saying officially I am. I've nothing signed," Louis told the paper. "I'd like to go back if Sharon Osbourne came back.

"Simon, Sharon and I are good fun. That would be like the dream team, and maybe Nicole Scherzinger or Rita Ora. I've not signed, but I'm talking to them."

Ratings for the series dipped last year and Louis reckons that the "dream team" of judges would see viewers tuning back in.

He said: "It's been on for about 12 years now. Every show has to change, you know, and make things a bit different.

"I think if Sharon, Simon and I were there, we would make it fun again."

So far there's been no announcements about who will be The X Factor 2016 judges.

But we know who definitely won't be with both Cheryl and Nick Grimshaw declaring their exits.

While Louis' comeback hasn't been confirmed, ITV have revealed that Dermot O'Leary IS returning as host.

The new series will air later this year.

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