Louis Walsh says One Direction won’t reunite for at least 10 years

The 'X Factor' judge said the band's hiatus wouldn't be over anytime soon

Louis Walsh has said One Direction won’t reunite for at least 10 years.

The boyband, who formed on X Factor, went on hiatus in January and are rumoured to be reuniting in mid-2017.

Walsh, however, said that would not be the case. Speaking to The Telegraph, he said: “It’s not going to happen, nope. No, definitely not.


“It’s over, they had their run, all over. It’s done and it was an amazing career.”

The X Factor judge also described the band as “the best things to come out of the [show] financially”. He had some words to say about the darker side of success on the TV talent programme, though, adding: “Simon’s made so many people millionaires, but not everybody’s loyal to him.

“We create monsters in the music business – they only become famous because they’ve been on the show and we got you those songs. They’re lucky fuckers, but some get a sense of entitlement and believe the hype. Too many artists appear to forget where they came from.”

Walsh was asked if that was the case with One Direction. “Some of them believed the hype and then everyone around them – publicists, agents, managers – were afraid to tell them because they were making so much money out of them,” he replied.