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8 things we'll miss about Louis Walsh on The X Factor

He’s announced that he will leave the show after this series.

LOUIS WALSH HAS announced that he is going to leave The X Factor after this series.

Love him or hate him, there is no question that he has played a big role in the show over the last ten years.

Of course we’ll miss the looks of disappointment on his contestants’ faces every time they’re told they’re going to Ireland for judges’ houses, but there are things about the man himself which will never be forgotten either.

Here are eight things we’ll miss about Louis Walsh on The X Factor.

His propensity for the giggles whenever Sharon was around


His head dancing

His inability to ever make a decision


His obvious bias towards Irish acts


His insistence that rubbish (but gas) acts stay in the competition

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His facial expressions

His propensity to get water thrown over him



The way he always said ‘You’re like a young…’

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G’luck, Louis.  We’ll see you on the Late Late.

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