Olly Murs confirms Xtra Factor return

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 28 March 2012
Olly Murs

Olly Murs

Olly Murs has confirmed he is "definitely" returning to co-host 'The Xtra Factor' this year when he has finished supporting One Direction on their forthcoming US tour

Olly Murs has confirmed he is returning to co-host 'The Xtra Factor' this year.

The 'Heart Skips A Beat' singer took to his twitter account to reveal he will "definitely" be coming back to the 'X Factor' spin-off show alongside Caroline Flack.

He tweeted: "So just to clear up.. DEFINITELY doing Xtra Factor again this year, just need to sign on the dotted line and just work out my dates! (sic)"

Olly - who rose to fame when he finished as runner-up on the ITV1 programme in 2009 - is expected to take up the role in the autumn when his supporting slot on One Direction's forthcoming US tour ends.

A show source told The Sun newspaper: "'X Factor' bosses loved Olly on last year's show and really wanted him to do it.

"Once the One Direction tour was confirmed we decided to offer him just the live shows instead."

Caroline - who used to date One Direction singer Harry Styles - is expected to front the early audition-based 'Xtra Factor' shows by herself, despite recently admitting she wouldn't present the programme without Olly.

The brunette beauty explained: "They asked me if I'd consider presenting with someone else. But that'd feel just weird - I love Olly!"

Olly Murs

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