LOUIS QUITS!

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But it’s much more fun to have a look at Min­nie’s fam­ily al­bum – as we dis­cover th­ese old snaps of her strip­ping stark­ers!

Grosse Pointe Blank babe Min­nie, 43, was keen to take part in the BBC1 telly show to find out more about her late dad Ron­nie.

She al­ready knew that he’d lived a dou­ble life with an­other fam­ily, and that Min­nie’s mother Gaynor was ac­tu­ally Ron­nie’s MISTRESS.

But Min­nie is also as­tounded to learn that her dad was a World War II hero once awarded a medal for brav­ery for his part in the bat­tle of Heligoland Bight in 1939.

Mean­while, we were even more sur­prised to learn that Min­nie once aired her mimsy in 1993 TV se­ries and bared her boobs in 1995 movie LOUIS WALSH has re­vealed that he is to bow out of the af­ter the next se­ries.

The 61-year-old Ir­ish star has been on the panel of the hit ITV tal­ent show since it launched in 2004.

But he de­clared: “I’m happy this is go­ing to be my last year.

“I’ve been judg­ing X Fac­tor for 10 years, so I’ve done it all.”

He added: “It was never in my plan to be on TV but Si­mon Cow­ell put me there.

“I’m very grate­ful to him, but I need my life back!”

Suc­cess

Louis, who helped steer Westlife and Boy­zone to suc­cess, said he wanted to fo­cus on man­ag­ing bands.

“I’m go­ing to be man­ag­ing Shane Fi­lan from Westlife and I’m putting to­gether a new boy­band”, he said.

On the X Fac­tor, Louis, who was briefly re­placed by chore­og­ra­pher Brian Fried­man be­fore be­ing re­in­stated, FOR­MER star Su­ranne Jones has teamed up with ex- writer Sarah Phelps for a new drama set in a field hos­pi­tal in the First World War.

Jones will play a nurse in the show, called along­side stars in­clud­ing Oona Chap­lin, Hermione Nor­ris and Kerry Fox.

Phelps, who has writ­ten the six-part se­ries, said: “I am bounc­ing off the walls with ex­cite­ment at hav­ing such an ex­tra­or­di­nary tal­ented cast.”

Jones said: “This is my first pe­riod drama and I am so ex­cited at the prospect of ilm­ing a First World War se­ries set on a front­line hos­pi­tal.

“It’s an im­por­tant pe­riod in his­tory, not just be­cause of the war but be­cause it was a tran­si­tional pe­riod for women, lib­er­ated in some re­spect but still shack­led by the con­ven­tions and hi­er­ar­chies of the past.

“Sarah Phelps re­ally gets to the beat­ing heart of a story and gives very strong im­ages and weight to her char­ac­ters.

“For my role as Joan she has cre­ated a nurse with a very in­de­pen­dent and mod­ern out­look who is much more in­ter­ested in her pa­tients than pro­to­col.

“I am re­ally look­ing for­ward to get­ting started.”

Film­ing on the BBC One drama starts this month. men­tored Se­ries Two win­ner Shayne Ward, boy­band JLS and Jedward.

This year’s judges – Gary Bar­low, Sharon Os­bourne, Ni­cole Scherzinger and Louis – have al­ready be­gun film­ing au­di­tions.

Sharon, who quit the show in 2008, has said she has no plans to ex­tend her X Fac­tor come­back for more than one se­ries.

ITV’s chief ex­ec­u­tive Adam Crozier re­cently said he is con­fi­dent that the show has plenty of mileage left.

“It is go­ing to be around for quite some time,” he said.

“It re­mains a very im­por­tant pro­gramme for ITV.”

airs on BBC One, Wed­nes­day, at 9pm. BARE FACTS: Stun­ning Min­nie’s dad was a war hero

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