It Sounds Like Louis Tomlinson Will Be Joining The X Factor Judging Panel Next Year 6 years ago

It Sounds Like Louis Tomlinson Will Be Joining The X Factor Judging Panel Next Year

“I’ve handed my CV to Simon.”

While Irish One Direction fans are still in a state of hysteria after the lads cancelled their Belfast gig on Tuesday night due to Liam Payne falling ill, it sounds like Louis Tomlinson is already looking well into the future.


The singer revealed this week that he hopes to be a judge on next year’s X Factor and even declared that he’d given Simon his CV.

DETROIT, MI - AUGUST 29: Louis Tomlinson of One Direction performs in support of the On The Road Again Tour at Ford Field on August 29, 2015 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Scott Legato/Getty Images)
One Direction are taking a break next year.

Louis and the other lads will be taking a break from One Direction world domination in 2016, and so has time to spare to feature on the show.

He already joined Simon on this year’s show for the Judges’ Houses section and has now told The Sun he wouldn’t mind being a more permanent fixture.

“I’ve handed my CV to Simon for next year’s show, so we’ll see how it goes,” he said.

This year's judging panel includes Rita Ora and Nick Grimshaw.

“It’s definitely something I am thinking about. I am the biggest X Factor fan and I would love to be there week in, week out and really give that level of passion.


“I think I would be a decent judge.”

Meanwhile, a source close to the show added: “The producers wanted to see how Louis coped during judges’ houses in France."

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 22: Louis Tomlinson of One Direction performs on stage as part of Apple Music Festival at The Roundhouse on September 22, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Christie Goodwin/Redferns)
The big question is - who would he replace?

“He passed with flying colours. Louis shook hands on the deal informally and it’s now all systems go for next year.”