Louis Tomlinson wants to give Simon Cowell a makeover.

Louis Tomlinson

Louis Tomlinson

The One Direction singer is tired of seeing his fellow 'X Factor' judge wearing the same outfits every year on the show so thinks it would be "funny" to get the 58-year-old music mogul into similar clothes to what he wears himself when the programme reaches the live stages of the competition.

He told The Sun newspaper: "He doesn't really stray from what he always wears. I did think it would be funny, because he's always in the same clothes, that for the live shows I want to see him in a full tracksuit and a Burberry cap.

I've got it in my head so I'm hoping to make that happen."

Simon could take Louis' style tips on board because earlier this week, he spoke of the "strong bond" he shares with the 26-year-old singer and admitted he values his opinions.

He said: "There's a really strong bond between us, we've always been close.

"From the beginning of One Direction I talked to Louis so much. So when we've been auditioning on 'X Factor' in the past I'm always curious to hear what he likes.

"He knows I'm not a huge fan of all the guitar acts, so we wind each other up about that. You want people with strong opinions.

"He keeps calling me the gaffer which I think is hysterical. I'm not the gaffer, but he knows me well enough that we just take the mickey out of each other!"

And Simon - who is also joined on this year's panel by Robbie Williams and Ayda Field - suggested the 'Just Hold On' hitmaker could even take his place as head judge in years to come.

He added in an interview with MailOnline: "I hope he'll be like me! Maybe he could be my successor... you never know!

"But seriously, I've met my match, I've got to admit it. All the judges this year have their own opinions, good ideas, it's been really fun."