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Louis Tomlinson makes 'informal deal' to become X Factor judge

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Louis Tomlinson makes 'informal deal' to become X Factor judge

Louis Tomlinson has made an "informal deal" to be judge on 'The X Factor'.

The One Direction star is keen to play a bigger part on the talent show next year when the band go on an extended hiatus and has "handed [his] CV" to the show's boss Simon Cowell.

He shared: "I've handed my CV to Simon for next year's show, so we will see how it goes. It's definitely something I am thinking about. I am the biggest 'X Factor' fan and I would love to be there week in, week out and really give that level of passion. I think I would be a decent judge."

And the 23-year-old singer admits he's "been in Simon's ear" about helping out and was "honoured" to be asked to help him at this year's Judges' Houses.

He said: "I've been in Simon's ear the last few years about helping him out, so when he did actually ask me officially I was honoured.

"It was more me asking him non-stop, a lot of relentless nagging. I'd love to do more judging to be honest. It's been great to be involved in the process."

And an source close to the 56-year-old music mogul claims an "informal deal" has already been made.

They told The Sun newspaper: "The producers wanted to see how Louis coped during Judges' Houses in France. He passed with flying colours. Louis shook hands on the deal informally and it's now all systems go for next year."