It’s a rumour as common as Simon Cowell’s unbuttoned shirts (which X Factor wouldn’t be the same without either), but boy band Stereo Kicks wonder if the recent changes mean their former mentor will actually wave goodbye to the show this time.
“The fact that Dermot’s left, I think might mean that Louis is off,” band member James tells RadioTimes.com, referring to the fact that Olly Murs and Caroline Flack will step into O’Leary’s former hosting spot. “They’re bringing some changes in. You never know. Good luck to him.”
But the band isn’t drawing a line in the sand just yet.
“Louis always says he’s going to leave and then he doesn’t,” laughs Tom. “Until that first episode airs…”
“I think he’s been supposed to leave every single series?” Jake jokes.