20/04/2015 05:05 BST | Updated 20/04/2015 05:59 BST

‘X Factor' Band Stereo Kicks Slam Former Mentor Louis Walsh: ‘We're Glad To Be Away From Him'

‘X Factor’ hopefuls Stereo Kicks had more than a few well-documented battles with their mentor Louis Walsh, and now - ahead of the release of their debut single - the band have admitted their joy at parting ways from the judge.

Louis didn’t exactly win the lads over when they were on the show, and he infamously stated that perhaps there were too many members in the band.

Louis Walsh

Louis has starred on the panel for every series of the UK ‘X Factor’, but it’s believed last year may have been his final one.

During an appearance on an Irish talk show, Louis hinted that he’s planning to leave, stating: “I think I’m done with ‘X Factor’, honestly. My day job is as a manager, I’ve kind of neglected that. I want to get back to being a manager.

“I’ve done 11 seasons. That’s a long time on television. I think they’re going to change it, go for a few new faces.”

According to reports, Simon’s even got a replacement judge lined up already.

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