The X Factor 2016: Simon Cowell kicked Louis Walsh OFF the panel during auditions!

A lucky randomer got to sit behind the judges' desk

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Louis Walsh has only just returned to The X Factor - but it wasn't long before Simon Cowell kicked him off the judging panel again!

This year Louis is making his big comeback after he was replaced by Nick Grimshaw on the last series of the ITV talent contest.

But he'd only just got back in to his seat at the judges' desk during filming of this year's auditions when Simon turfed him out again - so a wannabe could take his spot!

"One day this guy came in, he couldn’t sing but he wanted to be a judge on The X Factor," Louis explained. "So what does Simon do? He gets me to leave and puts this guy in my chair!

"He’s actually OK as a judge, he says everything I say."

Louis isn't the only familiar face on the new series, with Sharon Osbourne and Nicole Scherzinger also back - and the Irishman reckons Simon has got the line-up spot on.

"It’s amazing to be back on The X Factor after a year’s break especially now I am back with my favourite judges ever," he said.

"For me this is the best line-up ever. It’s the most honest and experienced, and we’re all beautiful!"

The X Factor is back on our screens this Saturday and Sunday at 8.00pm on ITV.

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