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London, May 26:  Zayn Malik has been lined up to judge the next season of the hit-series ‘X Factor,’ as the Telly bosses have plans to sign up one of the One Direction boys. (Also read: 1D stars admit to be cross with Zayn Malik’s sudden exit) Also Read - Zayn Malik's 'Enna Sona' Tweet Once Again Proves His Fascination For Bollywood

It is being rumored that the singer’s ex-band-mate Louis Tomlinson was also considered for the same, but the 22-year-old singer’s empty diary made him the front runner for a seat on the judging panel, reported the Daily Star. A source claimed that the former 1D member has been told that he’d make a great judge and it’s him rather than Louis who fans really want, but his spokesman denied this claim. Also Read - Zayn Malik Sings New Cover Version of Iconic Song 'A Whole New World' For Aladdin And Fans Can't Keep Calm