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Louis Tomlinson admits being “overwhelmed” by X Factor job

He said it was like "jumping into the deep end"

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Louis Tomlinson has admitted he felt “overwhelmed” during his first day as an X Factor judge.

The 26-year-old singer – who is best-known as a member of One Direction – has recently taken up a judging role on the hit show and Louis has admitted his new role suits his personality.

Louis opened up about his new job during a chat with Dermot O’Leary on his BBC Radio 2 show.

Louis Tomlinson, Judges attend X Factor Press Conference
Louis said he believes he’s “judgemental” on the show (Credit: Wenn)

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He first confessed: “I’ve said a few times, watching from home, I’m judgemental, to be fair.”

However, Louis went on to admit that his attitude is a little hypocritical as he was totally unprepared for his own audition on the show prior to joining One Direction.

Louis is currently preparing to release his debut solo album and despite his excitement about The X Factor, he was determined the show wouldn’t distract him from his music.

X Factor 2018 judges: Robbie Williams,Ayda Field,Louis Tomlinson,Simon Cowell
Louis is a great addition to the judging panel (Credit: Wenn)

The singer told BBC Radio 2: “My thing was at first, I was super excited to get offered a job. It is something I’ve kind of been angling for since I’ve come off the show, to be honest.

“But the thing to me was, it was important that there wasn’t going to be a compromise on my music. I think what I’m realising from doing both at the same time is it is a lot of work, and it is a lot of hours but it can be done.”

Louis Tomlinson on X Factor
Louis admitted he was overwhelmed on his first day as a judge (Credit: ITV)

Despite his international fame, Louis still felt anxious about taking up his new role on the popular TV show.

He said: “I suppose like any job, I was nervous the first couple of days. I was a little bit overwhelmed on day one, first day of auditions, because it was kind of like jumping back into the deep end.

“But once I felt like I’d found my rhythm and I knew the format of how everything worked, honestly, I’ve absolutely loved it.”

It was announced in July that Louis, Robbie Williams and Ayda Field would be joining Simon Cowell on this year’s judging panel.

The judging panel was revealed in July (Credit: ITV)

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Speaking at The X Factor press conference at the time, Louis said: “The X Factor for me made a lot of sense. Development of artists is something I’ve been interested in for a long time.

“Having been on the show myself I know first-hand that the live shows are like nothing else you would experience. I’m looking forward to guiding auditonees through the process.”

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