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This One Direction singer is set to return to X Factor as a JUDGE

The singer has been tipped to shake up the panel

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One Direction fans might be able to see one of their favourite faces on TV this year.

Louis Tomlinson has been tipped to return to The X Factor this year as a judge.

According to The Mirror, Louis will shake things up on the panel alongside Robbie Williams and his wife Ayda Field.

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An insider for the show dished that Louis is a “close friend of the show” and a great friend of Simon Cowell’s, who helped to make him famous.

The insider added that the father-of-one “would make a brilliant judge.”

Simon looks after the singers solo career “which is going really well,” the insider continued.

The pair worked together on America’s Got Talent.

Last month Louis Walsh made a shock departure from the show after thirteen years.

“I’ve had a fantastic 13 years on The X Factor,” he said, “but the show needs a change and I’m ready to leave.”

Louis added, “I’m looking forward to another series of Ireland’s Got Talent, going back to my day job as a manager, writing my memoirs and seeing the world!”