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Nick Grimshaw 'quitting as X Factor judge'

Published 19/02/2016

Nick Grimshaw attending the X Factor media launch in London last August - reports say he will not return as a judge for the next series
Nick Grimshaw attending the X Factor media launch in London last August - reports say he will not return as a judge for the next series

Nick Grimshaw will not return as a judge on The X Factor this year, according to reports.

A spokesman for Grimshaw, who spent just one season as a judge on the popular show, told The Sun the Radio One presenter made the decision to leave and had not been sacked.

The spokesman said: "After careful consideration, Nick's decided to rule himself out as a judge on this year's X Factor.

"He loved working on last year's series alongside Rita, Cheryl and Simon but it was very much a once-in-a-lifetime experience. He remains a massive fan of the show and is looking forward to watching it this year."

The ITV talent programme is said to be undergoing a shake-up of its judging and presenting talent under the supervision of boss Simon Cowell after it suffered a ratings slump in 2015.

One Direction star Louis Tomlinson is said to be in the running to replace Grimshaw, although Cowell could bring back former judge Louis Walsh, according to the newspaper.

Winner Louisa Johnston performing on stage at The X Factor (UK) live tour at the SSE Arena in Belfast on February 17, 2016 Belfast, Northern Ireland ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)
Winner Louisa Johnston performing on stage at The X Factor (UK) live tour at the SSE Arena in Belfast on February 17, 2016 Belfast, Northern Ireland ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)
4th Impact performing on stage at The X Factor (UK) live tour at the SSE Arena in Belfast on February 17, 2016 Belfast, Northern Ireland ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)
Picture - Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph Belfast, UK - February 17, Pictured is Seann Miley Moore performing on stage at The X Factor (UK) live tour at the SSE Arena in Belfast on February 17, 2016 Belfast, Northern Ireland ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)
Winner Louisa Johnston performing on stage at The X Factor (UK) live tour at the SSE Arena in Belfast on February 17, 2016 Belfast, Northern Ireland ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)
Picture - Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph Belfast, UK - February 17, Pictured is 4th Impact performing on stage at The X Factor (UK) live tour at the SSE Arena in Belfast on February 17, 2016 Belfast, Northern Ireland ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)
Picture - Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph Belfast, UK - February 17, Pictured is Seann Miley Moore performing on stage at The X Factor (UK) live tour at the SSE Arena in Belfast on February 17, 2016 Belfast, Northern Ireland ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)
Winner Louisa Johnston performing on stage at The X Factor (UK) live tour at the SSE Arena in Belfast on February 17, 2016 Belfast, Northern Ireland ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)
Winner Louisa Johnston performing on stage at The X Factor (UK) live tour at the SSE Arena in Belfast on February 17, 2016 Belfast, Northern Ireland ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)
Picture - Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph Belfast, UK - February 17, Pictured is Che Chesterman performing on stage at The X Factor (UK) live tour at the SSE Arena in Belfast on February 17, 2016 Belfast, Northern Ireland ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)
Winner Louisa Johnston performing on stage at The X Factor (UK) live tour at the SSE Arena in Belfast on February 17, 2016 Belfast, Northern Ireland ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)
Picture - Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph Belfast, UK - February 17, Pictured is Seann Miley Moore performing on stage at The X Factor (UK) live tour at the SSE Arena in Belfast on February 17, 2016 Belfast, Northern Ireland ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)
Picture - Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph Belfast, UK - February 17, Pictured is Che Chesterman performing on stage at The X Factor (UK) live tour at the SSE Arena in Belfast on February 17, 2016 Belfast, Northern Ireland ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)
Picture - Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph Belfast, UK - February 17, Pictured is Seann Miley Moore performing on stage at The X Factor (UK) live tour at the SSE Arena in Belfast on February 17, 2016 Belfast, Northern Ireland ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)
Picture - Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph Belfast, UK - February 17, Pictured is Che Chesterman performing on stage at The X Factor (UK) live tour at the SSE Arena in Belfast on February 17, 2016 Belfast, Northern Ireland ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)
Picture - Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph Belfast, UK - February 17, Pictured is Reggie N Bollie performing on stage at The X Factor (UK) live tour at the SSE Arena in Belfast on February 17, 2016 Belfast, Northern Ireland ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)
Picture - Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph Belfast, UK - February 17, Pictured is 4th Impact performing on stage at The X Factor (UK) live tour at the SSE Arena in Belfast on February 17, 2016 Belfast, Northern Ireland ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)
Mason Noise performing on stage at The X Factor (UK) live tour at the SSE Arena in Belfast on February 17, 2016 Belfast, Northern Ireland ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)
Belfast, UK - February 17, Pictured is 4th Impact performing on stage at The X Factor (UK) live tour at the SSE Arena in Belfast on February 17, 2016 Belfast, Northern Ireland ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)
Mason Noise performing on stage at The X Factor (UK) live tour at the SSE Arena in Belfast on February 17, 2016 Belfast, Northern Ireland ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)
Che Chesterman performing on stage at The X Factor (UK) live tour at the SSE Arena in Belfast on February 17, 2016 Belfast, Northern Ireland ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)
Lauren Murray performing on stage at The X Factor (UK) live tour at the SSE Arena in Belfast on February 17, 2016 Belfast, Northern Ireland ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)
Belfast, UK - February 17, Pictured is Reggie N Bollie performing on stage at The X Factor (UK) live tour at the SSE Arena in Belfast on February 17, 2016 Belfast, Northern Ireland ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)
Picture - Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph Belfast, UK - February 17, Pictured is Mason Noise performing on stage at The X Factor (UK) live tour at the SSE Arena in Belfast on February 17, 2016 Belfast, Northern Ireland ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)
Lauren Murray performing on stage at The X Factor (UK) live tour at the SSE Arena in Belfast on February 17, 2016 Belfast, Northern Ireland ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)
Picture - Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph Belfast, UK - February 17, Pictured is Anton Stephans performing on stage at The X Factor (UK) live tour at the SSE Arena in Belfast on February 17, 2016 Belfast, Northern Ireland ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)
Reggie N Bollie performing on stage at The X Factor (UK) live tour at the SSE Arena in Belfast on February 17, 2016 Belfast, Northern Ireland ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)
Che Chesterman performing on stage at The X Factor (UK) live tour at the SSE Arena in Belfast on February 17, 2016 Belfast, Northern Ireland ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)
Reggie N Bollie performing on stage at The X Factor (UK) live tour at the SSE Arena in Belfast on February 17, 2016 Belfast, Northern Ireland ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)
Picture - Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph Belfast, UK - February 17, Pictured is 4th Impact performing on stage at The X Factor (UK) live tour at the SSE Arena in Belfast on February 17, 2016 Belfast, Northern Ireland ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)
Picture - Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph Belfast, UK - February 17, Pictured is Reggie N Bollie performing on stage at The X Factor (UK) live tour at the SSE Arena in Belfast on February 17, 2016 Belfast, Northern Ireland ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)
Picture - Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph Belfast, UK - February 17, Pictured is Reggie N Bollie performing on stage at The X Factor (UK) live tour at the SSE Arena in Belfast on February 17, 2016 Belfast, Northern Ireland ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

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