EXCLUSIVE: Louis Walsh wants Ellie Goulding over Fergie for X Factor 2014!

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Louis Walsh is never one to hold back with his opinions, and the after party for the opening night of The X Factor musical, I Can’t Sing!, was no exception.

Louis got chatting to former Young Apprentice star, Harry Maxwell, about The X Factor 2014’s judging panel and, luckily for us, Harry has shared the gossip exclusively with Unreality TV!

There have been many rumours and reports about the lineup of the ITV show recently but so far, the only two judges confirmed are Cheryl Cole and Simon Cowell.

When asked which rumoured judge he’d prefer to see on the panel – Ellie Goulding or Black Eyed Peas star Fergie – Louis replied: “Ellie, without a doubt”.

“But that said, I have no idea who will be on the panel this year.”

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He would ideally love to have BFF Mrs O back too and continued:

“I would love to see Sharon Osbourne back. I love Sharon, I think she has a lot to offer as a judge and we always have a lot of fun together!”

Although Louis has not been confirmed to judge alongside Simon Cowell and Cheryl Cole, it would appear his spot his secure.

Speaking on the red carpet of the event, Simon told Daily Star, “Louis – I would love him to come back and do the show, it wouldn’t be the same without him!”

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Louis comments about having ‘no idea’ who will complete this year’s judging panel seem to backtrack from an interview with The Sun on Sunday last week, where a show spokesperson shot down Louis’ comment of ‘I’ve heard Ellie Goulding’ with ‘the reality is, Louis isn’t involved in finding the fourth judge’.

For more showbiz gossip – you can follow Harry on Twitter, @HarryMaxwell! You can also sign up to preview access to his new cocktail video recipe website at www.onthesqueeze.com.

Lisa McGarry

Lisa has been watching reality TV for too long now. She won't do any housework unless 'Big Brother' announces it over the tannoy and everything she does has to be put to a public vote!