Band already signed by show agency

Louis Walsh will not be managing X Factor finalists JLS.

Though he successfully mentored them into the final, the lads are disappointed Louis, 56, isn’t going to be steering their career.

Modest Management signs up all the contestants who qualify for the live shows and JLS are tied to that contract.

‘The boys are desperate to go with Louis,’ a source tells The Sun. ‘And he just wants to get them signed up and recording.

‘But at the moment Modest are refusing to let them go.’

JLS – JB Gill, 21, Marvin Humes, 23, Oritse Williams, 21, and Aston Merrygold, 20 – were a huge hit with female fans who are desperate to buy their first single.

‘I am upset,’ says Louis. ‘But JLS are a fantastic bunch of lads.

‘I wish them well.’

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