Konnie Huq axed from 'The Xtra Factor'

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 18 March 2011
Konnie Huq

Konnie Huq

Konnie Huq has been axed from ITV2's 'The Xtra Factor' after speculation that she had failed to impress viewers

Konnie Huq has been axed from 'The Xtra Factor'.

The 35-year-old presenter will not come back to the ITV2 show after mixed reviews from viewers and an online campaign for her get the boot.

Her manager Jonathan Shallit told the Daily Mail: "Konnie Huq will not be doing 'Xtra Factor' this year.

"She is going to be doing a big TV show on Discovery for America and Asia. The dates for which also clashed with 'Xtra Factor'."

He added that ITV have thanked Konnie for her contribution to the show - which is a spinoff of 'The X Factor' - and they "wish her all the very best for the future."

Konnie said: "I loved doing Xtra Factor. It was so exciting. But I also cannot wait to start filming my new show for Discovery in China."

Afer reports last month that the beauty had failed to impress 'The X Factor' boss Simon Cowell and that he was thinking of replacing her with Sky Sports presenter Georgie Thompson, she admitted she wasn't sure whether she would return although she wanted to.

She said: "Hopefully, I will be back, but I can't say 100 per cent, you just don't know what will happen.

"They always make decisions at the last minute so you can never say, 'Yeah, definitely!' because they could change their mind the night before.

"Any show that starts is always going to get bad press and people don't like change. With all the other previous 'Xtra Factor' presenters, they've had slack online - it's just part of the job really."

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