The ex-ex X Factor judge

Friday, June 22, 2007 by

Here’s a turn up. Just released by ITV’s press office…



Louis Walsh is to make a sensational return to The X Factor.

The move comes after Brian Friedman, in consultation with Simon Cowell, the show producers and ITV said he’d be changing roles to become creative director on the show.

Louis Walsh is delighted to be back on the show: “In spite of all the bantering, I have continued to have a good working relationship with Simon, ITV and the show’s producers and I am thrilled to be asked back on the show.

“Working on The X Factor has been such a big part of my life over the last three years and I was genuinely really missing it. I cannot wait to start work again on Monday and be back with Simon and Sharon (Osbourne), and I’m really looking forward to working with Dannii Minogue.”

Brian will now be using his vast experience as a dancer and choreographer working with the contestants from boot camp stages and into the live shows as well as using his extensive fashion knowledge to style the contestants at the studio shows.

He said: “I’m ecstatic to finally put my true skills to the test. The British public has only seen what I’ve been able to do from afar through the music videos and stage shows I have worked on. Now the public will be able to see direct in their homes what I can do and I couldn’t be more pleased.”

He added: “I am an artistic person used to being creative, I spoke to Simon and said I wanted a more hands on role and he subsequently offered me the new position of Creative Director”.

Paul Jackson, ITV’s Director of Entertainment and Comedy said, “We are thrilled to have Louis back toThe X Factor – and look forward to working with Brian in his new capacity. We, with producers talkbackTHAMES and Syco TV are determined to make series four even better than ever before. Viewers will see the story unfold on screen when the series returns later in the year.”


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