The music manager yesterday allegedly signed a contract to return to the show for “just shy of a million”.
Returning to Ireland this year for auditions, the Mayo native is hoping to find more Irish stars for the ITV show to follow in the footsteps of Mary Byrne and One Direction’s Niall Horan, according to the Mirror.
On the hunt: Louis is reportedly keen on finding more Irish stars for the X Factor | NICKY JOHNSON
“I’m back and looking out for another Jedward,” he told a source.
According to insiders, the 63-year-old reportedly insisted that Simon Cowell and the judging panel return to Ireland for the show.
“Louis is really excited about this but one stipulation was that The X Factor judges return to Ireland to scout talent,” the insider added.
“Simon knows he had to make amends for dropping him last series, so it was the least he could do.
“Now Louis is back on board, for almost €1m.”