Is Kian Egan After Gary Barlow's Job?
Former Westlife star says he'd love to join the panel, but not replacing Louis...
Kian has begun developing a TV career since Westlife disbanded - working on The Xtra Factor and Surprise Surprise.
He told The Sun: "Being on The X Factor judging panel would be an amazing gig and something I would thoroughly enjoy. I would hate to replace Louis Walsh. That would never be my intention.
"It's an amazing TV show and a great one to be a part of. I certainly feel that since The X Factor started I've been around it and in it an awful lot.
"I did the judges homes' with Louis, presented The Xtra Factor a few times and this will be the first series of the main X Factor show that Westlife don't perform on."
And the 32-year-old revealed that he and wife Jodi Albert are tipping James Arthur to win this year's show.
"James is definitely outstanding. I think he's probably one of the most unique artists that's been on so far and I really think he deserves to win the show.
"He's a young, cool, contemporary artist — probably the most contemporary that they have had for a long time, so it'd be good to see him win it.
"There are some other good people on there. I think Ella Henderson started off very strong and Rylan's brilliant."