X Factor UK: Louis Walsh says he's been promised a good category this year!

Louis Walsh (X Factor 2012)

X Factor jdge Louis Walsh has revealed that he's been promised a good category this year!

Louis is the show's longest running judge and now in his ninth series, the Irish music mogul has appeared on every single show.

However over the years he's usually been put in charge of either the groups or Overs, with Louis only having had any other category in the second series.

Although he did win with Shayne Ward that year.

Louis joked: "Well the producers have promised me a good category this year so here’s hoping!"

He added: "I’d like to mentor the boys this year, there are some really strong singers in that category."

Speaking about his nine years on the show ahead of the new series on Saturday, Louis revealed this week: "My favourite moments would have been with Sharon (Osbourne) we used to have so much fun on set and we loved winding Simon up, it was a bit like going to school each day and it never felt like work."

Now there's another new face on the panel in the form of ex-Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger, and it seems her and Louis have really hit it off.

"I love spending time with Nicole I think she is great fun," he said. Tulisa, Gary and I get on really well, we had a lot of fun together on the audition tour and I get on brilliantly with our new Judge Nicole too."

The X Factor 2012 returns to ITV1 this Saturday evening from 8PM.

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