X Factor's Louis Walsh is up for I'm A Celebrity (if he's ever sacked again)

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Louis Walsh says he's up for a stint on the I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here line up.

And it so very nearly happened this year, with Simon Cowell to blame for it not going ahead.

"I was offered the one in the jungle, the I'm A Celebrity one," Louis revealed this week.

While he was ready to accept the deal, Louis went on to tell Alan Carr’s 12 Stars of Christmas on Channel 4 last night: "Simon Cowell rang me.

"Simon rung me and said, 'don’t do it darling, don't do it, I've got another plan for you'.

"He was obviously giving me the gig back.”

As we all now know, Simon did exactly that.

Unfortunately for those hoping to see Louis in the jungle, it won't be happening for at least a few more years yet.

The Irish music mogul previously announced he'll be sticking firmly in his seat on The X Factor panel after leaving it for the first time ever last year.

Speaking ahead of this series' final, Louis declared: "Yes, I'm back next year. I've signed for the next two years."

So maybe come I'm A Celebrity 2019...

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