7 Facts About Louis Walsh

1. In May 2015, it was announced that Louis Walsh, would be launching a new Irish talent show, produced by Simon Cowell as a judge, set to premiere in 2017 or 2018.

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2. On 7 June 2018, Louis Walsh announced he had decided to leave the talent show after what he described as 13 "fantastic" years.

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3. In 2016, Louis Walsh returned as a judge to replace Nick Grimshaw for the thirteenth series, alongside Cowell, Osbourne and Scherzinger.

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4. In 2008, Louis Walsh returned for the fifth series along with Cowell, Minogue and Cheryl Cole, who was hired after Osbourne quit the previous June.

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5. On 22 June 2007, Louis Walsh confirmed he would be returning as a judge for the fourth series of The X Factor.

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6. In 2005, Louis Walsh managed the winner Shayne Ward, whose debut single "That's My Goal" spent four weeks at UK number one.

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7. In 2004, Louis Walsh found chart success with G4, who went on to have a chart topping album and completed two tours of the UK.

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