Rylan Clark has the Xtra Factor?
- Bang Showbiz
- 28 January 2013
Fresh from winning 'Celebrity Big Brother', Rylan Clark is being lined up to replace Olly Murs on 'The Xtra Factor' after the singer quit the show to focus on his music career
Rylan Clark is being lined up to replace Olly Murs on 'The Xtra Factor'.
The 'Celebrity Big Brother' winner - who placed fifth on last year's series of the singing competition - could be returning to the 'X Factor' fold as Caroline Flack's new co-host on the ITV2 companion show, and he says it would be his "dream job".
Rylan told the Daily Star newspaper: "Every series needs a bit of Rylan style. It's the dream job, especially coming from the show.
"Not sounding big-headed but if you talk about 'X Factor' from last year there's three whose names you will bring up and I'd like to think I would be one of them."
Current host Olly Murs, 28, has admitted it is "unlikely" he will return to the show after two years due to musical commitments.
He told Heat magazine: "To be honest, the way my career is going in terms of music and internationally it looks unlikely that I'll be able to do it.
"It's an amazing part of my career and working with Caroline has been great."
Rylan - who was mentored by Nicole Scherzinger during last year's contest - has already gained TV presenting experience after serving as guest entertainment editor on ITV's 'Daybreak' in December.
The 24-year-old star proved a hit with the British public who voted him the winner of 'Celebrity Big Brother' last Friday night (25.01.13), defeating Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag, Neil 'Razor' Ruddock, Ryan Moloney and Claire Richards.