Since news broke out Louis Walsh is to be replaced on the X Factor, One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson has been tipped to be filling the role.
According to Daily Star, the singer could be drafted in as a guest mentor on the talent show, after negotiations about him becoming a permanent judge on the panel were disputed due to the boyband’s world tour.
A source told the tabloid: “Louis definitely won’t be a judge this year. Simon, ITV bosses and show executives all agreed he would be the perfect judge but there is no way of making it happen. One Direction will be away on their world tour at the same time and it’s just not possible. His name has instead been put forward as a mentor at Judges’ Houses.”
They continued: “Having a member of 1D on the show would be great for ratings. Sinitta won’t be happy but Simon is the obvious judge to team him up with. A guest mentor slot would also be a great opportunity to see what he would be like as a judge in 2016. But it all depends on schedules.”