JLS want Oritse Williams in X Factor hot seat

JLS are keen for Oritse Williams to bag a place on 'The X Factor' judging panel after he masterminded the formation of the 'Take A Chance On Me' hitmakers

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Oritse Williams

Oritse Williams

JLS are keen for Oritse Williams to bag a place on 'The X Factor' judging panel.

Jonathan 'JB' Gill explained as his bandmate masterminded the formation of the 'Take A Chance On Me' hitmakers - who shot to fame when they came second on the ITV1 talent show in 2008 - he would be the perfect panellist.

He told Metro newspaper: "I think they should make Oritse and 'X Factor' judge. Absolutely, because Oritse's a founding member of JLS. He'd be fantastic."

Despite the boyband finishing second to Alexandra Burke on 'The X Factor' in 2008, they recently admitted they were "devastated" when show boss Simon Cowell refused to sign them to his record label, but they now concede it was the "best thing that could have happened".

Aston Merrygold said: "When we didn't win 'The X Factor' we were totally gutted. We thought we were going to win. And in the hour after the result and the show ending, we got together, knocked on Simon's door and begged him to sign us.

"He wouldn't because his policy was only to sign the winner. It was devastating. We had to pick ourselves up and look around the business and make our own deal with a record company. Looking back, it was the best thing that could have happened."

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