Louis Tomlinson threatens to quit X Factor after Simon Cowell’s ‘all-stars’ show shake up


LOUIS TOMLINSON is considering quitting The X Factor after one year because of Simon Cowell’s plans to turn it into a celebrity and all-star series.

In the new episode of my podcast The Dan Wootton Interview, the One Direction star says he signed up to mentor ordinary people and he admits it is “kind of tempting” to quit as champion after one year.

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Louis Tomlinson told The Sun’s Executive Editor Dan Wootton he was considering quitting The X Factor after just one year[/caption]

He tells me: “Since the show I haven’t even spoken to Simon.

“We’ve just kind of giving each other some space because we’ve seen every single day.

“To be honest I don’t really know what the tail end of my year looks like anyway but personally I think it’s about the public, you know what I mean? I think it should be about the public but anyway.”

When I ask about if he’ll go back, he answers tellingly: “I don’t know, honestly.

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The singer joined the panel put together by Simon Cowell last year, including Robbie Williams and Ayda Field[/caption]

My priority this year is to get the album out at the end of this year. So it might clash, it might clash.”

Simon might need to be back on the phone to another Louis – come on back, Mr Walsh.

The music mogul pulled the plug on filming for The X Factor earlier this year.

A TV insider told The Sun: “Simon wants to stop the bleed before it’s too late and is happy to take drastic action.

Simon Cowell exclusively told The Sun he was organising a major shake up of the ITV show
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Louis, here with his acts Anthony Russell and Armstrong Martins, during the last series[/caption]

“He knows everything has a life-span in showbiz so the only way to stop that is to give the viewers something new and very different.

“But Simon hopes it will be almost unrecognisable by the time it returns.”

In an exclusive interview with The Sun, Simon confirmed he was bringing back an All-Stars version of the ITV show.

“I want to clear up any myths because I’ve got some exciting news.

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Simon said he believed his shake up would change the fortunes of The X Factor#[/caption]

But Louis doesn’t think he will stick around

“I’ve had a meeting with ITV, I’ve told them what I think we’d like to do with X Factor because we’ve been waiting to have this opportunity.

“The time feels right and it will be a huge change.

“We haven’t exactly confirmed the dates or the order of the shows but essentially there are going to be two versions of X Factor running this year. I think it’s going to be huge. It’s the best I have felt about this show in years.”

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