Tomlinson is currently a judge on the show that launched his career, and he asked Payne to join him for a recent episode to listen to this season’s slate of talent and offer his input.
Payne joined Tomlinson and Nile Rodgers in Ibiza for the judge’s houses portion of the program to hear 2018’s X Factor UK singers belt it out, and it was a warm reunion for the two as they hugged it out and enjoyed the music together for the first time in ages.
Payne followed up his cameo with a lovely note that shouted out his “brother” Tomlinson and the “legend” Rodgers as well.
Check out Payne’s thoughtful note about his reunion with Tomlinson below on X Factor UK below.
Was a pleasure to join my brother @louist91 for his judges house auditions, and of course the legend that is @nilerodgers —- Good luck to all of the contestants, I really enjoyed meeting you all and hearing you sing. @TheXFactor on ITV, Saturday at 8.35pm and Sunday at 8pm