Olly Murs to quit Xtra Factor?
- Bang Showbiz
- 29 December 2011
This article is from 2011.
Olly Murs has revealed he may quit presenting 'The Xtra Factor' as he is worried about being typecast as a host
Olly Murs may quit presenting 'The Xtra Factor'.
The 'Dance With Me Tonight' hitmaker - who rose to fame on 'The X Factor' - admits he may not return to the show, which he co-presented with Caroline Flack, because he is worried about being typecast as a host rather than a singer.
He said: "I've told them that I'm open to speak about next year, but I'm not saying 'no' and I'm not saying 'yes'. We'll see what happens.
"Presenting is always a tricky one because the more you do it, the more you get typecast as a presenter and I'm not a TV presenter, you know? I want to continue doing my singing, but we'll see what happens next year."
Olly is also unsure if any of the new judges this year - Gary Barlow, Tulisa Contostavlos and Kelly Rowland - will be returning too.
He told New magazine: "I don't know if they'll all be back. I guess it's the same for me as it is for them. Gary, Tulisa and Kelly's top priorities are their music careers.
"I don't know their contracts, so I don't know how long they've signed up for. But I know for me it's the sort of situation where I've had a great time and would love to do it again, but I want to concentrate on my music next year."