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Louis v Louis - Walsh or Tomlinson To Take Nick's Place on X Factor?

One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson will battle it out with Louis Walsh to replace Nick Grimshaw on The X Factor, insiders revealed to The Sun.

As Grimmy confirmed last night that he would not return, both pop star Tomlinson and former judge Walsh, 63, were said to be in the running for his job.

A show source said: “Louis Tomlinson is very likely to replace Grimmy. He agreed in principle to the job while assisting Simon Cowell during the judges’ houses round last year.

“But Simon remains very fond of Louis Walsh and came very close to bringing him back during last year’s live shows.

“He felt a certain something was missing on the show without him.”

Tomlinson, 24, told The Sun last year: “I’m the biggest X Factor fan and would love to be there week in, week out and really give that level of passion. I think I’d be a decent judge.”


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