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Sinitta predicts Louis Walsh will return to The X Factor despite quitting after 13 years as a judge

It was revealed yesterday that the Irishman had decided to leave his role on the panel before the 2018 series gets underway

SINITTA has predicted Louis Walsh will return to The X Factor despite quitting after 13 years as a judge.

Yesterday it was revealed the Irishman had decided to leave the show before the 2018 series gets underway.

 Sinitta has predicted Louis Walsh will be back on The X Factor
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Sinitta has predicted Louis Walsh will be back on The X Factor

But speaking to The Mirror Online at the DIVA Magazine Awards, the singer doubted it was for good.

She said: "Do you think he really has? How many times has Louis quit X Factor? He says it every year. Do you think it really is it for him?
"He's said it before and he's always gone back.

"But saying that, maybe it is time he gave up and made way for someone new. I would miss him and I think viewers will."

 It was revealed that Louis had quit the show after 13 years yesterday
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It was revealed that Louis had quit the show after 13 years yesterday
 But Sinitta thinks the Irishman will return at some point
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But Sinitta thinks the Irishman will return at some point

The So Macho singer believes Louis' departure won't have caused tension between him and show boss Simon Cowell.

She added: "Louis is a genuinely nice guy. Him and Simon are such good friends and if he really has left I'm sure they will still hang out."

Her comments come after The Sun exclusively revealed how Robbie Williams is being lined up to replace Louis, 65.

The superstar has been in secret negotiations  for weeks and show chiefs are confident he will put pen to paper.

 Robbie Williams has been in secret negotiations to join the X Factor for weeks and show chiefs are confident he will put pen to paper
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Robbie Williams has been in secret negotiations to join the X Factor for weeks and show chiefs are confident he will put pen to paper

X Factor boss Simon, 58, has been trying to hire the former Take That man, 44, for a decade.

His crusade intensified after the singer impressed him as a guest judge with Sharon Osbourne in 2016.

A show insider said: “Robbie has always been Simon’s dream signing.

 Robbie has already appeared on X Factor, above, and Britain's Got Talent
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Robbie has already appeared on X Factor, above, and Britain's Got Talent
Famous X Factor moment when Sharon Osbourne threw water in face of Louis Walsh

“Now it appears he’s finally going to get his man.

“Over the past 12 months they’ve become close, as have their wives who are also pals.

“There’s a deal on the table and Robbie is keen to do it. The hope is that the deal is days away from being signed and announced.”

The Sun also understands  Livin’ la Vida Loca singer Ricky Martin, 46, and former judge Mel B, 43, are  in the frame to be judges.


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