Olly Murs to quit Xtra Factor


This article is from 2011.

Olly Murs and Caroline Flack

Olly Murs and Caroline Flack

Olly Murs may not return to 'The Xtra Factor' because he wants to concentrate on his pop career.

Olly Murs may not return to 'The Xtra Factor'.

The singer - who shot to fame after coming second on 'The X Factor' in 2009 - has been a hit with viewers presenting the spin-off show this year, but his co-host Caroline flack admits she is uncertain if he will return because he wants to put his pop career first.

She said: "Olly isn't certain [about coming back]. His heart is in being a pop star. But I definitely want to come back and I want him to return as well."

Caroline also admitted she and Olly worry one of the judges - Gary Barlow, Tulisa Contostavlos, Kelly Rowland and Louis Walsh - will quit the show live on air when their rows get heated.

She told Now magazine: "There are moments when I look at Olly before we go on and say, 'Oh my God, someone's going to walk off, what do we do?' So it's genuine when the show is on. But when the show ends, they go home and live their lives."

The show was rocked earlier in the series when Tulisa accused contestant Misha B of being a bully, and Caroline admits she thinks the judge went too far with her comments.

Caroline said: "The Tulisa and Misha B moment was difficult for everyone. I think Tulisa probably said the right thing at the wrong time.

"But she likes to say what she thinks and she apologised for it."

This article is from 2011.

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