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The Xtra Factor's Matt Richardson has revealed that he would hate to see Louis Walsh dropped from the X Factor judging panel.

Amid speculation that returning star Cheryl Cole does not want Walsh to come back, Richardson told Digital Spy that he does not think the show would be the same without him.

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"It's not much without him, is it?" said Richardson. "He's the guy. He's been there ten years. X Factor without Louis is like separating Ant and Dec. You just can't do it. That's not how it works. X Factor isn't X Factor without Louis Walsh."

Richardson revealed that he does not yet know whether he will be returning to The Xtra Factor, saying: "It's one of those things that you don't know until quite late - that's just how they operate.

"I had loads of fun doing it. It »

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