Fleur East backs Louis Walsh for X Factor job
- Bang Showbiz
- 26 February 2016
Fleur East thinks Louis Walsh should return to 'X Factor' to replace Nick Grimshaw, who recently quit after just one series
Fleur East has backed Louis Walsh to return to 'The X Factor'.
The music manager is reportedly locked in a battle with One Direction singer Louis Tomlinson over who will replace Nick Grimshaw on the judging panel and former runner up Fleur is backing Walsh.
She told The Sun: "I love him. He is lovely. I did miss a bit of Louis on there, I'm not going to lie.
"I missed his energy. He's just so full of life so it will be nice to see a bit of him again."
Meanwhile, Nick joked that both could take his place.
He quipped: "Sellotape them both together and have double Louis."
Tomlinson - who found fame on 'The X Factor' with One Direction and also returned as a mentor at Judges' Houses last year - confirmed he is interested in the role but said there have been no official talks yet.
When asked about speculation linking him to the job, he said: "It's really exciting. We've had no official conversation yet. But yeah, I mean, why wouldn't I?"