Louis Tomlinson is going back to where it all began for him. The 26-year-old singer who used to be in One Direction will be a judge on season 15 of The X Factor.
He joins music mogul and show creator Simon Cowell and returning star Sharon Osbourne, who will be a “impartial” fifth judge during the live shows.
Nicole Scherzinger and Louis Walsh will be replaced by singer Robbie Williams and his wife, Ayda Field.
“After a lot of guessing, we are SO EXCITED to announce the 2018 X Factor judges!!!! Welcome to the panel, @Louis Tomlinson, @robbiewilliams, Ayda Williams, and the one and only @SimonCowell! #XFactor,” Tuesday, The X Factor told the world via Twitter.
It makes sense, since his old band got a lot of attention from the show in 2010. After Tomlinson and his bandmates Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Liam Payne, and Zayn Malik failed to make it through bootcamp as solo artists on the British music competition, judge and mentor Simon Cowell chose them to be in the group.
Horan couldn’t help but congratulate the singer of “Back to You” and back his next project.
“I’m so happy for you, @Louis Tomlinson. Going home to @TheXFactor again, but this time as a judge. Amazing news!! He tweeted, “@SimonCowell.”
In 2015, Tomlinson helped Simon Cowell choose which artists would move on to the live shows as a guest judge.
ITV will start to show The X Factor in August.