Grime star Stormzy to join X Factor for judges' houses?

16th Sep 17 | Entertainment News

The Grime star, whose music has taken the world by storm, is reportedly going to feature on the X Factor.

Grime star Stormzy will join Nicole Scherzinger on the X Factor at judges’ houses, according to reports.

The Big For Your Boots singer will reportedly head to South Africa to help Scherzinger decide on her final line-up for the ITV singing show, The Sun has said.

V Festival 2017 – ChelmsfordStormzy performing at the V Festival in Hylands Park, Chelmsford (PA)

A source told the newspaper: “Stormzy is the man of the moment and will also make great telly.

“He speaks straight from the heart and won’t pull any punches. Simon is looking forward to seeing his onscreen chemistry with Nicole.”

In June this year, Stormzy was one of the more than 50 musicians who performed on Simon Cowell’s Grenfell Tower charity single.

X Factor 2017 – LondonSimon Cowell attending X Factor filming at Tobacco Dock, Wapping Lane, London (PA)

The Sun also reports former X Factor judge Cheryl will return to the show as Cowell’s guest for judges’ houses.

The names of guests who will join the other judges – Louis Walsh and Sharon Osbourne – have not yet been announced.

Stormzy recently lost out on winning the prestigious Mercury Prize, which was awarded to singer songwriter Sampha.

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