Louis Walsh slams last year's X Factor judges as he prepares to return

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Louis Walsh has taken aim at last year's X Factor judges.

This year's show will see a major shake up of the judging panel after three of last year's line up quit.

Nick Grimshaw, Rita Ora and Cheryl Cole have all gone, along with hosts Caroline Flack and Olly Murs.

Only Simon Cowell remains - it his show, after all!

While ITV have yet to officially confirm this year's new X Factor judges, Louis Walsh says he HAS signed up to make a return.

"I’ve signed up. I’m back," he declared today.

Taking aim at last year's lot, Louis added: "The truth is, nobody on last year’s X Factor panel really got on at all. It just didn’t work."

Alongside Louis, Nicole Scherzinger and Sharon Osbourne are both expected to make comebacks for the 'new' judging panel.

And Louis reckons it'll make for a "dream team".

He told the Daily Mirror newspaper: “If me, Sharon, Simon and Nicole are reunited, it will be the dream team. It took a lot to convince Simon this was the only way to go - I think he listened.

“I can’t wait to be back with Mrs O.”

While the new X Factor judges haven't been confirmed, ITV have announced yet another comeback with Dermot O'Leary returning to takeover from Olly and Caroline.

The X Factor 2016 will be back on TV later this year.

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