Louis Walsh will be back on this weekend’s X Factor and he has admitted that he is looking forward to being back.
Louis was missing from the panel last weekend after the shock death of Boyzone singer, Stephen Gately.
He told The Sun:
“I’m really looking forward to getting back to business.
“It’s been a hard couple of weeks but I’m back from a dark place and ready to focus on the show and getting my acts safely through one more week.”
Louis also admitted that it was hard to hear the audience boo his boys, John and Edward Grimes, after Rikki Loney was sent home last week.
He said: “I was really upset to hear the studio audience boo them.
“It takes a lot of guts for any act to get up on stage and perform live and I thought it was really out of order for them to get booed. I won’t be letting the audience get away with it this week!”
“They’ve got a fantastic performance this week and I hope they get a good response from both the public and the studio audience.
“What I am hoping for this week is that John and Edward get shown the respect that they deserve,” he added.