X Factor 2018: David Walliams rumoured to join Simon Cowell at judges' houses

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David Walliams is reportedly set to join The X Factor at judges’ houses this year.

Rumour has it that the BGT judge will prove to be an unusual choice as Simon Cowell’s helper.

A source told The Sun newspaper this week: “Producers want to push a fun side on the show and know David will bring the comedy and banter, ­especially with his ribbing of Simon.

“He’s so unpredictable so no doubt he will have some tricks up his sleeve.”

Earlier this month, the locations of this year’s judges’ houses stage were apparently revealed.

The 2018 series sees three new X Factor judges as Ayda Williams, Robbie Williams and Louis Tomlinson join Simon on the panel.

Usually judges’ houses sees the panel fly out the acts in their categories to exotic locations around the world.

But 2018 will be slightly different, as it’s reported that three of the four will take place in LA.

Simon, Ayda and Robbie will all be heading to California in the US, the Daily Star on Sunday claim.

A show insider told the tabloid: “This is unusual for X Factor. Viewers are used to seeing contestants go all over the world. But this time most of them will be in LA.

“It won’t be as exciting to watch. But it will certainly make things easier for the production team.”

One Direction star Louis is said to be planning to fly his acts out to Barcelona.

He’s tipped to be joined another member of 1D to help him pick his finalists.

The X Factor 2018 will start on TV on Saturday, September 1, hosted by Dermot O’Leary.

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