Louis has been heavily tipped to be returning to the ITV show this year - after being temporarily replaced by Nick Grimshaw in the last series - and Sharon Osbourne and Nicole Scherzinger are also rumoured to staging a comeback to the panel.
According to The Mirror, Louis will be raking in “just shy of a million” to be a judge on the next series, but it seems his hefty fee isn’t the only demand he has.
Although last year’s ‘X Factor’ was the first without Louis on the panel, he did make a brief appearance during the live final, appearing in a comedy sketch which opened the show, parodying the John Lewis Christmas advert.
Dermot O’Leary has also been confirmed to be making a return as the show’s presenter, after Caroline Flack and Olly Murs got a lukewarm reception from viewers during last year’s series.
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