Niall Horan Congratulates Louis Tomlinson on Becoming X-Factor Judge

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Louis Tomlinson is returning to his X Factor roots, this time from the other side of the table. Earlier today, t was officially announced, after much speculation, that the 26-year-old will be one of the judges on the upcoming season of the U.K.’s reality singing competition that made his band, One Direction, famous. He is joining Simon Cowell, Robbie Williams and Ayda Williams.

This is obviously huge news for the “Back to You” singer and fellow 1D member Niall Horan wanted to share his love and support.

“Absolutely delighted for ya @Louis_Tomlinson,” he tweeted. “Going back home to @TheXFactor but as a judge this Time . Huge news!! @SimonCowell”

But while the “Slow Hands” crooner is pumped for Louis, fans are a big concerned about the new gig. You see, LT has been promising them more solo music for what feels like forever and they’re worried that his commitment to X Factor will hinder him from releasing tunes. LT assures everyone, however, that “music is always [his] priority” and that his release schedule hasn’t changed at all since signing on as a judge.

If both Louis AND Niall are excited, we are, too.