It’s been the worst kept secret since the Caroline Flack and Olly Murs hosting news of April 2015, but it seems we might FINALLY be edging ever closer to the announcement that Nick Grimshaw WILL be joining this year’s X Factor judging panel.
Yep, the Radio 1 DJ is expected to be announced as Louis Walsh‘s replacement ‘within 24 hours’, according to The Sun, with Kiss FM’s Rickie Haywood-Williams and Melvin Odoom reported to be the new Xtra Factor hosts, replacing Sarah-Jane Crawford.
We are TOO. DARN. EXCITED.
Rochelle Humes is also expected to join Rickie and Melvin on ITV2, with Simon Cowell said to be pursuing Rita Ora for the fourth seat on the panel, alongside himself and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini.
A source has told The Sun that the 30-year-old DJ would be unveiled as Louis Walsh’s replacement “today or tomorrow.”
They added: “It would take a real curve ball to mess up the deal.”
We’re all for enjoying the one day of summer we have here in the UK, but if we’re honest, we’d actually quite like this year’s X Factor to appear on our TV screens at some point this week, if that’s possible?
No? Oh, guess we’ll stick to binge-watching Big Brother, then.
The Sun also reports that Simon has revealed why he wanted Grimmy on the panel, saying: “I think anyone who works in the business, and loves music, has a right to be on this show.
“Nick loves artists and music, that’s what I love about him. I like the fact that he’s from the north so he represents them.”
Because having Chezza as a ‘Northern representative’ isn’t enough or…?
Anyway, if Simon could just hurry up and announce this year’s FULL judging line-up, we’d be eternally grateful. THANKS.
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