X Factor Judge Set To Sign Contract

This means 2/4 chairs will be filled on the judging panel.

Ireland's very own Louis Walsh is set to return to the X Factor!

The Mayo man was speaking on Vogue Williams' Snapchat last night and after being asked if he will be returning to the show he replied, "I would say so but I haven't signed my contract yet". So basically, that's a yes!

It is thought Louis flew to Los Angeles recently to meet boss Simon Cowell to discuss terms of the contract. The rumours come only a few weeks after it was confirmed that Dermot O'Leary is to return as the host of the show after Olly Murs and Caroline Flack quit the position as presenters of the talent show.

Room auditions will also be back this year with contestants having to face the judges in a more intimate setting than an arena audience. It is still a mystery who will join Simon and Louis on the judging panel after Cheryl quit and doubts over Rita Ora's commitment to the show for filming of 50 Shades Darker.

Louis Walsh will be on the Late Late Show tonight with Ryan Tubridy on RTE One at 9:35pm. We're sure Ryan will be grilling Louis over the X Factor!

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