Louis Tomlinson Returns to 'X Factor' U.K. for Judges' House Round

Louis Tomlinson of One Direction 2012
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Louis Tomlinson of One Direction performs onstage during Z100's Jingle Ball 2012, presented by Aeropostale, at Madison Square Garden on December 7, 2012 in New York City. 

Louis Tomlinson is coming home.

In this case, home is the U.K. version of The X Factor. The One Direction singer will be helping out Simon Cowell with the judges' houses stage this year, as will Mark Ronson and Meghan Trainor, to determine who makes the live shows, Billboard has confirmed. (The BBC first reported the news.)

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The One Direction star, of course, got his start on the program, when Cowell put five solo singers together to form the group.

The next episode of The X Factor in the U.K. airs Sunday.