Ronan Keating Rumoured To Leave X Factor

“If this is my last year on the show I hope that I can leave with a worthy winner like you.”

Keating stated on the panel alongside Dannii Minogue, Natalie Bassingthwaighte and Redfoo.

Ronan Keating and Marlisa from X-Factor / Picture: Jeremy Greive
Ronan Keating and Marlisa from X-Factor / Picture: Jeremy Greive

Rumors haven’t stopped circulating after Ronan let a few tell-tale words slip on the first half of the show’s two-part grand finale on Sunday night after listening to his contestant Marlisa Punzalan’s mesmerizing voice.

The spunky Irish singer gave everyone an impression that he could be leaving the X Factor soon. Could this really be a hint that he’s leaving soon?

Marlisa Punzalan had just sang her potential debut single, Stand By You, which she will release if she beats Dean Ray and Brothers 3 to take out the 2014 series.

Keating, 37, has been a judge on the show since channel Seven re launched the format in 2010.

Previous judges on the panel include Mel B, Guy Sebastian and Natalie Imbruglia.