Harry Styles could be making a huge X Factor comeback [PA]
The One Direction star last appeared on the show in 2015 when he performed with his band mates.
He has since gone on to have big solo success and even embarked on an acting career, appearing in war flick Dunkirk.
But Harry Styles could be set to return to the show that made him famous after it’s revealed that Simon Cowell is keen to boost the ratings on the X Factor this year.
A show insider told The Sun: “Harry could very well be back on the X Factor stage this year.
The X Factor: Simon Cowell is keen to get Harry Styles back on the show [ITV]
One direction last performed on The X Factor in 2015 [Karwai Tang/WireImage]
“Simon has made it clear he is very keen to have him on in a guest slot.
“He sees him as a major ratings boost for the show and it’s also a chance for him to publicly show his support for Harry as a solo artist.
“Meanwhile, Harry is incredibly loyal to his roots and knows the show is a great platform to showcase his material. Discussions are ongoing but things are looking positive.”
They continued: “The lads are all part of X Factor’s biggest success story, and if the timing was right, they’d all be welcome to perform. If Harry does come on board, it will be a real coup.”
Harry Styles has embarked on an acting career, starring in Dunkirk recently [YouTube]
Harry Style’s rumoured comeback comes amid reports that Liam Payne wants to reunite the band.
“I think we will reunite at some point in the future. We have to!” insisted Liam.
“We’ve got an album we haven’t even toured yet. And I want to write some more songs as well with the boys.”
He also revealed which bandmate he’d most want to duet with – saying the pair had a similar vibe with their upbeat tunes.
Liam Payne wants One Direction to reunite [Getty]
“I think I would collaborate best with Zayn [Malik] because we do a really similar type of music,” the 23-year-old added to Buzzfeed.
The X Factor returns to ITV later this year.