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Calvin Harris seemingly confirms X Factor U.K. rumours on Snapchat

Published 08/09/2016

Calvin Harris
Calvin Harris

Calvin Harris has seemingly confirmed he has been invited back onto British talent show The X Factor, seven years after he was banned from the programme after a prank went wrong.

Calvin Harris has fuelled rumours he will help Nicole Scherzinger judge singing hopefuls on British talent show The X Factor.

It was reported last month (Aug16) that superstar DJ Calvin would be on hand to aid former Pussycat Dolls star Nicole in the Judges' Houses stage of the competition, as she decides who she should put through to the live shows.

And in a video on his Snapchat, Calvin appeared to confirm the news. He began the clip by saying, "What's good?" before turning the camera to Nicole, who says: "I mean, we're just chilling at my villa here in the South of France."

While Calvin acknowledged the luxurious property was "quite nice", neither he nor Nicole made any mention of being in the country for The X Factor.

However, Roman Kemp, the son of Spandau Ballet legend Martin Kemp who is now working as The X Factor's digital presenter, then appeared to further confirm the claims by sharing a wide shot of the south of France location, with figures that look like Nicole and Calvin seen in the distance.

If Calvin does join the talent series, it will mark the first time he has been on the show since 2009, when boss Simon Cowell banned him after a prank went wrong.

As contestants John and Edward Grimes, known as Jedward, performed Under Pressure by David Bowie and Queen, Calvin stormed the stage with a pineapple on top of his head to mock the pair's hairstyles.

He ran away before security arrived to escort him off, but his actions are said to have infuriated Simon, who then banned him from appearing on the show in the future.

Following the incident, Calvin defended his actions by claiming the stunt was an attempt to point out that Jedward were a novelty act competing on what was meant to be a "music show".

In 2014, Calvin admitted he and Simon had a "mutual agreement to stay away from each other", adding: "As far as I’m aware, in fact definitely, I’m not allowed back on that show. Sadly that’s it for me and The X Factor."

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