Olly Murs and Caroline Flack To Host The X Factor
Olly Murs and Caroline Flack will host The X Factor, following the departure of host Dermot O’Leary.
O’Leary hosted the show for seven years before he announced his shock exit earlier in 2015. Immediately news outlets began to report favourites to win his job, and two of the most obvious candidates were Caroline Flack and former contestant Olly Murs. The two have hosted sister show The Xtra Factor in previous years.
Speaking of his new role, Murs said, “I love the show and it kick-started my career in music which has given me the opportunity to do what I love. I already have the best job in the world and it’s about to get better – I can’t wait to get started and be part of finding some amazing new talent!”
Meanwhile, Flack said, “I’m beyond excited about presenting The X Factor with Olly. To have the privilege of doing this with someone who makes me laugh out loud is a massive bonus!”
The X Factor will return in late August/early September. More information will be announced as we have it!