Aston Merrygold wants X Factor job

Aston Merrygold wants to be a judge on 'The X Factor' - the show which launched his music career in 2008

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Aston Merrygold

Aston Merrygold would love to be an ' X Factor' judge.

The singer - who shot to fame when his group JLS came second in the TV talent contest in 2008 - thinks being on the panel would prove he has established a successful music career, and promised he would be an "honest" judge.

He said: "Of course I'd do it, definitely. I think if you are asked to be one of the judges, it shows you've had a pretty good career.

"I think we would be honest judges - we wouldn't want to give anyone false hope."

Aston's bandmate Oritse Williams thinks their experiences on the show would make them good mentors to the contestants.

He added to TOTP magazine: "We've been there before so we'd try to be sympathetic to whoever was auditioning. We know what a daunting experience it really is."

Oritse also thinks show bosses should think about introducing a "JLS rota system" whereby the four-piece boyband each take a turn at judging 'The X Factor'.

He recently joked: "I think they should do a JLS rota system, I'll do one week, Marvin can do another, JB can do one and then Aston can do one."

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