Olly Murs 'owes' The X Factor

Olly Murs agreed to host 'The Xtra Factor' because he felt he ''owed'' it to the talent show after he was discovered on the series in 2009

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This article is from 2011.

Olly Murs and Caroline Flack

Olly Murs and Caroline Flack

Olly Murs agreed to host 'The Xtra Factor' because he felt he "owed" it to the talent show.

The 'Please Don't Let Me Go' hitmaker - who shot to fame on the ITV1 series when he came second to Joe McElderry in 2009 - accepted the job of co-presenting the ITV2 spin-off alongside Caroline Flack because he wants to pay 'The X Factor' back for his success.

He said: "I've always thought presenting looked like a cool job, and I had a few offers from other shows, but they didn't feel right. This did, because it's back where I started.

"In a way, I owe them - they own me!"

However, Olly admits he is fully relying on co-host Caroline to show him the ropes, as he wouldn't have accepted the job if it was only him fronting the show.

He added to Closer magazine: "I'm relying on Caroline to get me through it and tell me what to do - she's an expert!

"If I had been offered the job on my own, in all seriousness I wouldn't have taken it. I'm not experienced enough. I'm happy to let women control me - just like they enjoy doing."

This article is from 2011.

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