Louis Tomlinson wins praise for helping X Factor contestant go to rehab

The former 1D star has won over a lot of people


Louis Tomlinson has won serious praise after Sunday night’s episode of The X Factor.

Over the weekend, the former 1D star finally made his debut as a new X Factor judge – and viewers have already fallen in love with him.

During last night’s episode, Louis became emotional when he was reunited with former contestant Anthony Russell, who was forced to pull out of the series in 2017 due to “personal issues”.

The 26-year-old went on to reveal that he helped Anthony by arranging for him to go to rehab last year, which has seriously changed his life.

In a bid to win over the judges, Anthony performed a rendition of Wake Me Up by Avicii, which impressed the judges, and left Louis holding back tears.

Struggling to speak, Louis said, “I’m pretty emotional after that. I literally can’t even talk here… it was a big moment for both of us and you absolutely delivered.”

Viewers were touched by Louis’ kind gesture, and took to Twitter to praise the singer.