'X Factor': Louis Walsh 'Has Demands For Simon Cowell', Ahead Of His Return To The Panel

He clearly knows his worth.

12/05/2016 10:31 BST

It seems Louis Walsh is determined to prove his worth to Simon Cowell, and is reportedly set to earn a mint for his return to ‘The X Factor’ this year.

Louis has been heavily tipped to be returning to the ITV show this year - after being temporarily replaced by Nick Grimshaw in the last series - and Sharon Osbourne and Nicole Scherzinger are also rumoured to staging a comeback to the panel.

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Louis Walsh and Simon Cowell in the early days of 'The X Factor'

Although last year’s ‘X Factor’ was the first without Louis on the panel, he did make a brief appearance during the live final, appearing in a comedy sketch which opened the show, parodying the John Lewis Christmas advert.

Of the most recent judging line-up, only Simon remains, with Grimmy, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini and Rita Ora all stepping down over the course of the past few months.

Dermot O’Leary has also been confirmed to be making a return as the show’s presenter, after Caroline Flack and Olly Murs got a lukewarm reception from viewers during last year’s series.

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