Simon Cowell guarantees Louis Walsh his seat for 2012
Simon Cowell has reportedly told ITV bosses that Louis Walsh is the only judge safe on The X Factor.
Five months before nationwide auditions start, the music mogul has not yet decided the fate of Gary Barlow, Kelly Rowland and Tulisa Contostavlos, but he does know one thing…he wants Louis back!
The Mirror claims that the TV boss has even asked that a contract is prepared for the Irish star and is said to be offering him a whopping £1 million for his ninth year on the show.
An insider said:
‘Louis is the only judge who has been verbally offered a deal.
‘Despite all the reports that he has been sacked, he is 100 per cent nailed on to be back – if he wants the job.’
The source also claimed that the offer came about, because Simon ‘trusts’ Louis and likes the fact that he acts as his eyes and ears on the ITV show.
The only fly in the ointment is that Louis recently admitted he was considering leaving The X Factor, because he ‘wants his life back.’ He made the revelations in an interview with Dannii Minogue……we wonder if £1 million will sway him?
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