Louis Walsh is to return to The X Factor for his ninth year.
Louis is the second Judge to join X Factor 2012, joining Gary Barlow whose return was confirmed last month.
Louis Walsh said: “I’m back! It’s my ninth year on the show and as the only remaining original judge I’m delighted to take my seat once more on the judging panel.”
Simon Cowell added: “The show wouldn’t be the same without Louis, I am really happy he is coming back. I hope he has an opportunity this year to show what an astute manager he is.”
The series returns to ITV1 and ITV2 in the Summer.