Louis Walsh and Louis Tomlinson In Competition For X-Factor Judge Spot 4 years ago

Louis Walsh and Louis Tomlinson In Competition For X-Factor Judge Spot

X-Factor bosses are currently in negotiations around who will be on the judging panel for the next season and it looks set to be a Louis versus Louis situation.

According to the Mirror, Simon Cowell is pushing for the return of boyband manager Louis Walsh while another boss is leaning towards snagging a member of One Direction.

Louis Tomlinson is top of their list of options while Liam is also being considered.

This news comes after Cheryl Fernandez-Versini announced she was leaving the show to concentrate on her music career.

Apparently research has been done that shows that Louis Walsh is something of a love/hate character for audiences, so some bosses are nervous about viewers reactions after what was a very lacklustre season.

Negotiations are also underway to secure Rita Ora for another season of the flagging talent show.