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21/10/2015 06:49 BST | Updated 21/10/2015 06:59 BST

'X Factor': Louis Tomlinson 'Informally Agrees' Deal To Become A Judge For The Next Series

This year’s series of ‘X Factor’ is nowhere near finished, but Simon Cowell is already planning for the next, lining up Louis Tomlinson to appear as a judge.

The One Direction singer will be seen helping Simon at the judges’ houses round this weekend, and it’s now been reported that he’ll be joining the panel on a more permanent basis in 2016.

Louis helps Simon choose his overs this weekend

While One Direction have been insistent that they aren’t splitting, the band are due to take a break from making music and touring, once their current string of gigs finishes on 31 October.

Louis will also become a dad in 2016, and after a long silence on pending fatherhood, he shared his excitement ahead of the baby’s arrival in August, stating that he was “buzzing”.

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