Louis Walsh thinks there’s “something missing” from this year’s X Factor

“Maybe it’s me and Dermot”

Louis Walsh

by Anna Lewis |
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We should have known Louis Walsh would start mouthing off about the X Factor sooner or later.

So here he is piping up about how this year’s series of the ITV show is missing something.


And can you guess what he thinks is missing? Yup. He thinks the missing piece of the X Factor puzzle is himself and Dermot O'Leary.

"There's something missing definitely. I don't know what it is. I don't think it's me - I think maybe it's me and Dermot,” Louis told Galway Bay FM.

But if you’re worried Louis spends his nights praying Simon Cowell will beg him to come back, then don’t. He says he’s not missing the show at all.

"I'm not missing it, to be really honest with you.

"I have more time in Dublin. I haven't been in Dublin for 11 years this time of the year... And I'm watching the show.

Louis also confirmed that he's been texting Derm about The X Factor's dropping ratings.

So that’s nice…


"Of course I did," he said. "I worked with these people for so long. We're all friends, you know.

"I think X Factor is a great show. I still think it and Strictly are going to battle it out for the ratings. I would never underestimate Simon. He'll think of some idea to beat Strictly."

Oh yeah, and he admitted that he preferred working with basically every single human in the world more than he enjoyed working with Cheryl Fernandez-Versini.

Sharon Osbourne or Nicole Scherzinger [or] Mel B last year," he commented. "They're more fun."


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