Louis Walsh to quit the X Factor after this series

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X Factor judge Louis Walsh has confirmed he's quitting the show after this series.

He's been on the panel for the ITV programme for a decade.

In an interview with TV Times, he said he's looking forward to returning to his day job of looking after musicians.

"I'm happy this is going to be my last year," said Louis, who has mentored acts including JLS and Jedward. "I've been judging X Factor for 10 years so I've done it all."

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A spokesperson for The X Factor said: "We're delighted Louis is back for a record-breaking 10th series this year.

"It's far too early to say what the judging panel for 2014 may or may not look like."

Louis has managed successful boybands such as Westlife and Boyzone.

Revealing plans for the future in the interview, he says: "I'm going to be managing Shane Filan from Westlife and I'm putting together a new boy band."

We don't know who will replace Louis yet.

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Sharon Osbourne is returning to the judging panel this year after leaving the show in 2007.

She will join Louis, as well as Gary Barlow and Nicole Scherzinger for this year's series.