Danny O'Donoghue: "I would join The X Factor as a judge"

Published Tuesday, Apr 7 2015, 00:01 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
He joined The Voice back in 2012 as a mentor, but now The Script's front man Danny O'Donoghue is thinking of switching allegiances and joining rival talent show The X Factor.

Ahead of his performance during the final of The Voice on Saturday night, we caught up with Danny, 34, during his standout European tour. And despite ditching the show to concentrate on his music and touring with The Script, the Irish charmer hasn't ruled out a return to talent shows.

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"I'm open to going back to The Voice, although I've been too busy to watch this year. I haven't even seen Rita's judging but we all know I did a better job than Ricky [Wilson]," he laughs

"I also get along well with Simon [Cowell] and we have a very similar view on what makes a hit so I'd consider being a judge on The X Factor, too".

And the judges could be quaking in their perfectly polished boots after news emerged that Louis Walsh could be facing the chop and that Simon has been auditioning female celebs for a spot on the prestigious panel.

Danny also lets it slip that music mogul and X Factor boss Simon has also been touting for artists to help build last year's winner Ben Haenow's music credentials.

X Factor winner Ben Haenow performing the winner's song 'Something I Need' after he was named the winner of The X Factor 2014 on the final of 'The X Factor' - 14/12/2014.

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Simon wants Danny to work with X Factor winner Ben

"Simon asked us if we'd like to work with Ben and we're trying to find time to get in the studio with him. Fingers crossed we'll have time soon," he says.

"He's actively searching for acts to get Ben in the right place so he has definitely gone about it in the right way".

Not only is Danny considering making the move over to The X Factor professionally, but in his personal life he's also recently been linked to none other than ex-judge Tulisa Contostavlos.

The pair were snapped sharing a romantic beach stroll in December and Tulisa later admitted thats she 'would probably spend some time' with Danny.

Tulisa Contostavlos returns to X Factor for 2014 finale

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Danny was rumoured to be dating The X Factor's Tulisa

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But Danny brushes off any rumours, claiming that the pictures were taken as part of a group and that gorgeous Tulisa is only a friend.

"There was a big party of us out in Barbados and the photographs were cropped to make it look like it was just us," he explains.

We're not sure we entirely believe him though, his smooth accent and cheeky sense of humour could pull the wool over anyone's eyes!

So why is Danny single?

"I don't know! I'm not actively out looking for a girlfriend but if she comes along, then great. I'll keep my fingers crossed".

Join the queue ladies, we'll see you there!

The Script's new album Sound Without Silence is out now. Visit www.thescriptmusic.com.

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