X Factor 2012: One Direction to appear at judges' houses?

One Direction tour

X Factor stars One Direction are set to return to the show this year, making an appearance at judges' houses.

The boy band finished third on the show back in 2010, and have gone on to have worldwide success.

Now they're set to return to the show that made them famous, and hopefully mentor another group to fame and fortune.

One Direction - Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik, Niall Horan and Liam Payne - are set to join the groups category at judges' houses later this year.

It'll follow their stint mentoring on the Australian version of the show earlier this month.

It's unclear who the boys will be joining, as it's not yet been revealed which of the judges has which category this year.

But a source said: “This is a massive deal for them."

Speaking to The People, the insider added: "They’re at the top of their game and already have enough experience to judge others.”

Filming for judges' houses will take place later this summer.

[cat c="the x factor"]The X Factor 2012[/cat] is expected to start on telly next month.

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