Nick Grimshaw officially declared X Factor judge in the next 24 hours?

Published Monday, Jun 15 2015, 16:04 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Nick Grimshaw will be officially declared as X Factor judge in the next 24 hours, according to a new report.

In news that will shock no-one, another X Factor judge rumour is doing the rounds today. Radio 1 DJ Nick will reportedly be declared as a judge on the talent show "either today or tomorrow" according to The Sun.

After finalising his contract with Simon Cowell on Sunday (14 June) "It would take a real curve ball to mess up the deal" claimed the source.

Nick Grimshaw at the Brit Awards Universal Afterparty held at the Old Sorting Office - Arrivals - 25 February 2015.

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Since it was revealed that Louis Walsh was stepping down from the panel, there have been a lot of names offered up as replacements, but Nick Grimshaw has remained the most popular rumoured judge.

He's a music fan obviously, and even has backing from Louis himself. Not beating about the bush, the Irishman said in a recent interview: "He's got my job. I've flat out left. I'm not going back to the show, absolutely gone." But nothing has been confirmed by Simon Cowell.

This year's X Factor host Olly Murs has backed Rita Ora, who has refused to confirm or deny the rumours. Speaking on KISS FM on Friday, Rita said: "It is very complimentary, of course. Watching a bidding war makes me feel special. I'm not going to get in to whether I have been made an offer but it is nice to even be rumoured to be in the running."

Rita was apparently offered £1.5 million to leave The Voice and head over to the X Factor, which is better than the usual pay rise!

Olly Murs arrives at Capital FM Summertime Ball, 6th June 2015

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But in a twist, Olly Murs also suggested it could be someone totally unknown. Speaking at Capital FM Summertime Ball, he hinted: "If you've got a really strong personality and got a good appeal you'd be amazing on it, so it could be someone completely unknown."

Not that we want to fuel the fire, but has anyone heard Bobby Norris confirm or deny the position? Nope, didn't think so. The TOWIE star always has a witty one liner up his sleeve, there's no denying he'd make an entertaining judge and a fabulous mentor! And if his beach attire is anything to go by, he'd make an impression with his outfit choices...

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