Nick Grimshaw would 'love' to be X Factor judge

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Nick Grimshaw would 'love' to be X Factor judge

Nick Grimshaw would "love" to be a judge on 'The X Factor'.

The BBC Radio 1 DJ hit the headlines earlier this week when it was revealed he was in advanced talks to join the judging panel, and although he hasn't denied a potential involvement in the ITV singing contest, he insisted it is only "speculation" as nothing has been confirmed.

Speaking about the rumours, he said: "They're nothing but speculation which pretty much everyone's, who has had anything to do with music, names have been involved.

"So there's nothing more to that so far."

The 30-year-old star - who has previously announced his love for the programme on his radio show - admitted he would take the part if it was offered to him, but said he thinks 'Rock DJ' hitmaker Robbie Williams would also be a great judge.

Speaking to the Daily Mirror newspaper at the Global Fashion Awards in London, he said: "I would like to do it. I love the show. But loads of people I've read will be really good. Robbie would be great and Simon and Cheryl if they are back.

"I loved Katy Perry too when she was a guest judge and Rita (Ora)."

The much-loved presenter is now bookmakers' favourite to join the judging panel for the show - which will hit screens later this year - with bosses hoping he can attract a younger audience.

A source said: "Grimmy is one of the most well-connected men in showbiz and will make a brilliant judge. It's clear Cowell's hope is that he will attract new viewers and artists to the show.

"He feels fresher and more relevant than some of the previous judges."