We might just have a new superstar X Factor judge

It’s only been a few days since Zayn Malik announced that he was leaving One Direction, but already it looks as though another band member may be looking to other projects.

Clearly Simon Cowell is looking to shake things up a bit on the next series of The X Factor, with the departure of long-term host Dermot O’Leary, and now it seems as though he may have his eyes on a new judge.

Indeed, word on the internet today is that One Direction star Louis Tomlinson is being hotly tipped to take up a spot on the judging panel.

The report comes as Louis’ plans for life after One Direction were revealed this week, with the 23-year-old eyeing up a career in talent management.

As well as having launched his own company called 78 Productions Ltd., he has also been signed up as a mentor for Sony’s ‘Be in the Band 2015’.

A source told The Sun: “Louis has his business head screwed on and is busy making plans for the future. He’s rated very highly at Sony and they knew he’d be great to get on board.”

“There are even industry rumours he’ll end up as an X Factor judge at some point down the line,” the source added.

Of course, Louis got a taste of life as a judge on last year’s show, during which he helped Simon and co. during the audition stages.

Do you think he'd be a good fit for the show?