Louis Tomlinson to replace Nick Grimshaw on X Factor?

It seems there will be a few more changes on the way to this year's X Factor as BBC radio presenter Nick Grimshaw confirmed on his Breakfast show this morning that he would not be returning as a judge in the competition.

He told his listeners; "I did love it and it's not a diss to the show. It's a great show and I loved it. But it's definitely a once in a lifetime style thing. You can't have a curry when you're on it on a Saturday night because you're there. What's really good about X Factor is watching it at your house with your friends, having a curry."

We can't help agree (about the curry bit and that he should leave), while Nick Grimshaw is obviously a talented radio presenter, he didn't really set the world alight on the X Factor, although nothing about last season really did in fairness.

As usual though, Simon Cowell is quick to have another trick up his sleeve as it's emerged that One Direction's Louis Tomlinson is a front runner for the gig. A source told The Sun; "Louis Tomlinson is very likely to replace Grimmy. He agreed in principle to the job while assisting Simon Cowell during the judges’ houses round last year.

"But Simon remains very fond of Louis Walsh and came very close to bringing him back during last year’s live shows. He felt a certain something was missing on the show without him."


While of course we would love to see good old Louis W. back in his rightful throne, a One Direction member would be a genius move to pull ratings back in. The show has never managed to reach the same great heights in terms of viewers since the year the lads were on (2010), and given their incredible fan base, it would undoubtedly rake in the viewers.

Also given that One Direction are currently on a hiatus, and Louis has recently become a dad, it would make sense for him to take up a steady gig like X Factor for six months.

He also loves the show, saying previously; “I’m the biggest X Factor fan and would love to be there week in, week out and really give that level of passion. I think I’d be a decent judge."

Nothing confirmed yet mind, but we reckon Tomlinson has this in the bag.

In other X Factor news, it's also rumoured that Caroline Flack has been axed, although an X Factor spokesperson has said nothing has been decided on who would host this year's series, and that; "Details for the new series of The X Factor are still being discussed and will be announced in due course."

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