The One Direction star Louis Tomlinson is set to become a reality TV judge after confirming he’s told Simon Cowell he’s desperate for an X Factor role. Louis thoroughly enjoyed the process of whittling down six hopefuls to three during the Judges’ Houses segment, and he has made it clear to Simon that in 2016 he wants a larger role – which would work well as One Direction will be on hiatus.

I’ve handed my CV to Simon for next year’s show, so we will see how it goes,” he told Britain’s The Sun newspaper. “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.