Today's Sunday Smile is courtesy a fan at the X Factor taping red carpet, but Louis Tomlinson reportedly has 4 million reasons to smile. Reports say that he is earning £4 million (approximately $5,250,000) to appear as a judge on the show.
The number is substantially higher than previous judges were paid and just under the £10 million that fellow hosts Robbie Williams and his wife Ayda are reportedly making as a pair to be X Factor's first married couple judges. This is said to be the ‘most expensive series ever’ for X Facor as it attempts to win this year's ratings war.
Louis' judging gig comes as fans are celebrating 8 years of One Direction with a special Spotify playlist. Louis wrote on a whopping 37 tracks during his time with One Direction, including History, Perfect, Home, Strong, Little Black Dress, and fan favorite No Control.
A whole lotta history... this Monday is an important anniversary for the guys, it’s been #8YearsofOneDirection— One Direction (@onedirection) July 20, 2018
To celebrate, it's time to relive all the hits this weekend by streaming the official playlist and tweeting which tracks you are listening to https://t.co/H09htTye18 pic.twitter.com/Pus8wudY7T
Shortly after the X Factor press conference, Louis took to Twitter with a video explaining his judging gig would not interfere with his solo album release date. Fans have been anxiously awaiting his debut album and tour. Fans are currently showing support for Louis by voting for his fans in Billboard's fan army poll.