X Factor judge Nick Grimshaw makes good impression at auditions

Published Friday, Jul 10 2015, 18:20 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Nick Grimshaw seems to have gone down a storm on his first day as X Factor judge at the Manchester auditions.

Radio 1 DJ Nick made his debut on Wednesday during the arena auditions, and it seems like he's settled into his role perfectly, giving direct feedback to contestants and playfully mocking Simon Cowell and Rita Ora.

X Factor 2015: Simon Cowell, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, Rita Ora and Nick Grimshaw have been pictured on the X Factor judging panel for the first time. 8 July 2015.

© Twitter / @TheXFactor

A source told The Mirror that Nick and Simon had "instant chemistry", saying he was more confident than expected.

According to the newspaper, Nick told one contestant: "I'd love to go on a night out with you but I never want to hear you sing again."

He also said to another singing hopeful: "Your girlfriend must love you if she thinks you can sing 'cos you really can't."

Nick was said to have jelled with Simon, jokingly calling the music mogul a "diva" and a "Bond villain" as they sat on the judging panel.

New judges Nick and Rita, who replaced Louis Walsh and Mel B, sit next to each other. Cheryl and head judge Simon remain in their usual seats. The first official photo of the judges, and new co-hosts Olly Murs and Caroline Flack was unveiled this week.

The new series of The X Factor will return to ITV in the autumn.

For exclusive competitions and amazing prizes visit Reveal's Facebook page NOW!

X Factor's most shocking moments: