LONDON: Louis Walsh has revealed that his plans for the new year include launching a new boy band.

The X Factor judge, who was behind Westlife and Boyzone, told the Daily Mirror he had a new group lined up and ready to go which wouldn’t feature any previously seen faces from TV singing contests.

He said: “I’m doing a brand new boy band that will be ready to go next year. They’re going to rehearse for the month of January, see the record companies in February and take it from there. “No familiar faces, all new kids that have never been on a talent show or anything.”–BF