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Louis Tomlinson wants X Factor role

One Direction star Louis Tomlinson is eyeing a permanent role as a judge on Britain's The X Factor.

The singer has been lined up to help music mogul Simon Cowell decide which of his contestants to take through to the final stages during the current season.

He enjoyed the process so much, he has made it clear to Simon that in 2016 he wants a larger role as a full-time judge while One Direction are on hiatus.

"I've handed my CV (resume) to Simon for next year's show, so we will see how it goes," he tells 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."

Louis and his bandmates Harry Styles, Niall Horan and Liam Payne were discovered on the programme in 2010, so the series holds a special place in his heart. The star admitted it isn't the first time he's asked Simon about being involved, joking it's something which has been on his mind for years.

"It was more me asking him non-stop, a lot of relentless nagging," he laughed. "I'd love to do more judging, to be honest."

Simon is famed for mixing up the panels of his TV shows - this year (15) marks the first since the British programme began in 2004 that Irish star Louis Walsh hasn't sat on the panel, with newcomers Rita Ora and DJ Nick Grimshaw taking a place alongside Simon and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini.

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