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Here's 9 of Louis Walsh's most iconic X-Factor moments as we remember his time on the show

The longest-running judge has quit the show.

LOUIS WALSH HAS quit his role as a judge on The X-Factor after over a decade.

X Factor 2017 - Liverpool Source: Jon Super

Louis said he’d had a fantastic 13 years on the show but admitted it was time to move on.

Louis has been the longest running judge on The X Factor, appearing on all bar one series since the show began in 2004. He will, though, continue to remain a key talent for Thames and Syco, notably as head judge on Ireland’s Got Talent which returns in 2019.

The developments signal the beginning of a new era for the UK’s most popular music talent show, which returns to ITV for its 15th series later this year.

But listen, never mind all that – let’s remember all the times Louis was bloody gas.

1. His lasting legacy will be bringing his acts to Ireland while the other contestants lived it up somewhere sunny.


2. Him and Sharon absolutely ripping it out of the contestants by absolutely wetting their knickers at the them singing.

I mean, honestly. Sharon was definitely drink here in fairness – count how many times she says ‘Barcelona’ in the first clip.

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3. When one of his superfans auditioned and he was having absolutely NONE OF IT.

Look at this eagerness! The outstretched hand!

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To be met by … This.

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4. When he couldn’t cope with this woman’s job

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“A disc jockey?!”

5. When he threw water over a contestant after she tried to throw it on him.

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Also, one of the best auditions of all time.

6. We’ll miss his stunning dressing room decor.

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Zebra print is ALWAYS in season, dahhhhhhling!

7. He always had time for journalists … Sort of.

8. And he loved to get the legs out, in fairness.


9. … Almost as much as he loved demonically making the X sign with his arms.

X Factor 2016 Source: Rui Vieira

X Factor 2016

X Factor auditions 2014 - Manchester

Which Louis are you feeling like today? It has to be the bottom one for me.

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