Cowell and Cole set to leave The X Factor according to Walsh

Louis Walsh has claimed that two of his fellow judges will not be returning The X Factor this year.

The Irish judge has spoken out this morning to the News Of The World saying that Simon Cowell and Cheryl Cole will not be returning to The X Factor later this year. It had been widely reported that both of them are heading to the US version of the show, which will air at the same time as the UK show. Walsh claims that it will only be him and Dannii Minogue that will remain from last year.

It is not known when a decision will be made on who will be judging the US version of the show or whether any changes will be made in the UK. The UK version is due back in August.