Harry Styles lined up for The X Factor judging role
22 May 2017 - 8:00 AM

Harry Styles lined up for The X Factor judging role

Harry Styles is reportedly being lined up as a mentor on "The X Factor".

The former One Direction hunk - who shot to fame when he competed on the show in 2010 - is in talks to join the Judges" Houses segment of the ITV programme when the series returns later this year because bosses are convinced he'll be a fan favourite judging by the success he's having since the release of his self-titled debut album.

A source told the Daily Star newspaper: "Everyone is in agreement that Harry would be a ratings winner. His chart positions clearly show he is set to become the biggest solo star from One Direction. Not only does he seem to be a clear fans" favourite he's also being hailed by music critics as well. Nothing has been signed yet but Cowell and Co want to make it happen if schedules allow."

And, although it's not yet known whether he'll take the mentoring role, producers have also reportedly promised him a performance slot during one of the Live Shows.

The 23-year-old heartthrob won't be the only member of the band, which is currently on an extended hiatus, to have an authoritative part on the show as Louis Tomlinson helped Simon out during the Judges" Houses round last year and then took to the stage alongside Steve Aoki to perform his debut solo single "Just Hold On" just days after his mother Johannah Deakin tragically lost her long battle with leukaemia.

Simon Cowell a fan of binging on cartoons

22 May 2017 - 8:00 AM

Simon Cowell a fan of binging on cartoons

The insider explained: "Louis was the only one to perform on "The X Factor" last year but all the boys could potentially sing this year."

However, Simon is reportedly still reeling over the fact all of the boys - Harry, Liam Payne and Niall Horan - except Louis signed to rival record labels when they announced they were temporarily parting ways in order to focus on their solo careers.

Rak-Su have catalogue of songs to release

22 May 2017 - 8:00 AM

Rak-Su have catalogue of songs to release

The source said: "Simon was hurt the others signed to rival labels but at the end of the day he's a businessman and knows it would be good to have them appear."

Joe McFadden wins Strictly Come Dancing
16 December 2017

Joe McFadden wins Strictly Come Dancing

Joe McFadden wins Strictly Come Dancing
Charlotte Dawson was visited by her late father's spirit
16 December 2017

Charlotte Dawson was visited by her late father's spirit

Charlotte Dawson was visited by her late father's spirit
Gemma Atkinson was told she was 'too muscular' for Strictly Come Dancing
16 December 2017

Gemma Atkinson was told she was 'too muscular' for Strictly Come Dancing

Gemma Atkinson was told she was 'too muscular' for Strictly Come Dancing
Sam Thompson: Gemma Collins 'sets my juices on fire'
16 December 2017

Sam Thompson: Gemma Collins 'sets my juices on fire'

Sam Thompson: Gemma Collins 'sets my juices on fire'
Alexandra Burke didn't feel 'mentally ready' for Strictly Come Dancing
16 December 2017

Alexandra Burke didn't feel 'mentally ready' for Strictly Come Dancing

Alexandra Burke didn't feel 'mentally ready' for Strictly Come Dancing
Debbie McGee doesn't have 'time' to find love
16 December 2017

Debbie McGee doesn't have 'time' to find love

Debbie McGee doesn't have 'time' to find love
Rylan Clark-Neal is a 'cool dad'
16 December 2017

Rylan Clark-Neal is a 'cool dad'

Rylan Clark-Neal is a 'cool dad'
Jonny Mitchell tried to end with Steph Pratt on 'good terms'
15 December 2017

Jonny Mitchell tried to end with Steph Pratt on 'good terms'

Jonny Mitchell tried to end with Steph Pratt on 'good terms'
Spencer Matthews wants to do sports show with Vogue Williams
15 December 2017

Spencer Matthews wants to do sports show with Vogue Williams

Spencer Matthews wants to do sports show with Vogue Williams
Jonny Mitchell tried to end with Steph Pratt on 'good terms'
15 December 2017

Jonny Mitchell tried to end with Steph Pratt on 'good terms'

Jonny Mitchell tried to end with Steph Pratt on 'good terms'
Rylan Clark-Neal quits This Morning
15 December 2017

Rylan Clark-Neal quits This Morning

Rylan Clark-Neal quits This Morning
Holly Willoughby shoves heat pads down bra for This Morning
15 December 2017

Holly Willoughby shoves heat pads down bra for This Morning

Holly Willoughby shoves heat pads down bra for This Morning
Most viewed
Jonny Mitchell tried to end with Steph Pratt on 'good terms'
trending_up 6
15 December 2017

Jonny Mitchell tried to end with Steph Pratt on 'good terms'

Jonny Mitchell tried to end with Steph Pratt on 'good terms'
Mollie King snubbed from Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour
trending_up 5
15 December 2017

Mollie King snubbed from Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour

Mollie King snubbed from Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour
Holly Willoughby shoves heat pads down bra for This Morning
trending_up 5
15 December 2017

Holly Willoughby shoves heat pads down bra for This Morning

Holly Willoughby shoves heat pads down bra for This Morning
Natalie J Robb teases 'twists and turns' in Emmerdale
trending_up 4
15 December 2017

Natalie J Robb teases 'twists and turns' in Emmerdale

Natalie J Robb teases 'twists and turns' in Emmerdale
Jonny Mitchell tried to end with Steph Pratt on 'good terms'
trending_up 4
15 December 2017

Jonny Mitchell tried to end with Steph Pratt on 'good terms'

Jonny Mitchell tried to end with Steph Pratt on 'good terms'
Charlotte Dawson was visited by her late father's spirit
trending_up 4
16 December 2017

Charlotte Dawson was visited by her late father's spirit

Charlotte Dawson was visited by her late father's spirit
Binky Felstead found living with boyfriend a huge 'shock'
trending_up 4
15 December 2017

Binky Felstead found living with boyfriend a huge 'shock'

Binky Felstead found living with boyfriend a huge 'shock'
Gemma Atkinson was told she was 'too muscular' for Strictly Come Dancing
trending_up 4
16 December 2017

Gemma Atkinson was told she was 'too muscular' for Strictly Come Dancing

Gemma Atkinson was told she was 'too muscular' for Strictly Come Dancing
Shirley Ballas would feel 'honoured' to return to Strictly Come Dancing
trending_up 4
15 December 2017

Shirley Ballas would feel 'honoured' to return to Strictly Come Dancing

Shirley Ballas would feel 'honoured' to return to Strictly Come Dancing
Spencer Matthews wants to do sports show with Vogue Williams
trending_up 4
15 December 2017

Spencer Matthews wants to do sports show with Vogue Williams

Spencer Matthews wants to do sports show with Vogue Williams
Zoe Ball's new love
trending_up 3
10 December 2017

Zoe Ball's new love

Zoe Ball's new love
Joe McFadden wins Strictly Come Dancing
trending_up 3
16 December 2017

Joe McFadden wins Strictly Come Dancing

Joe McFadden wins Strictly Come Dancing