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25/02/2016 03:11 GMT | Updated 25/02/2016 03:59 GMT

'X Factor' 2016 Judges: Louis Tomlinson Confirms He Wants To Replace Nick Grimshaw

Louis Tomlinson has officially thrown his hat into the ring to become a judge on this year’s series of ‘The X Factor’.

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The One Direction singer has confirmed he wants to replace Nick Grimshaw on the ITV talent show, when it returns in the autumn.

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Louis Tomlinson

Speaking to The Sun at Wednesday (24 February) night’s Brit Awards, Louis said: “Of course, it’s really exciting.

“We’ve had no official conversation yet. But yeah, I mean, why wouldn’t I?”

New dad Louis, who found fame as a contestant on ‘X Factor’ in 2010, has already served as a guest judge at Simon Cowell’s Judges Houses last year, has been been linked to a spot on the panel on numerous occasions.

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Nick Grimshaw left the show last week

However, former judge Louis Walsh is also in the running to make a sensational return to the show, alongside former presenter Dermot O’Leary, who is strongly rumoured to be taking back the reins from outgoing hosts Olly Murs and Caroline Flack.

Nick Grimshaw confirmed his exit from the show last week, after just one series as a judge.

He has since claimed it was always his intention to just stay for a year, telling OK! magazine: “I just thought at Christmas it was something I loved doing and I thought it was something that I just would do once.”

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