Will Best lined up for Xtra Factor
- Bang Showbiz
- 8 April 2013
Will Best is being lined up to front 'The Xtra Factor' after impressing Simon Cowell in hosting his YouTube talent search contest 'The You Generation'
Will Best is being lined up to front 'The Xtra Factor'.
The presenter impressed music mogul Simon Cowell so much in hosting his YouTube talent search contest 'The You Generation', that he is now being tipped to replace Olly Murs on 'The X Factor' spin-off show alongside existing host Caroline Flack.
A source said: "Simon likes Will and has been impressed with him. He also likes the idea of bringing a new talent on."
It had been suggested that Rylan Clark, who came fifth on last year's show and went on to win 'Celebrity Big Brother' earlier this year, would be taking over from Olly, but the insider claims he is likely to only be offered a "small role".
And that may not even materialise as the popular former contestant is also in talks to front 'Big Brother's Bit On The Side' after its host Emma Willis was named the new presenter of the main 'Big Brother' show.
The source added to The Sun newspaper: "Everybody has been talking about Rylan Clark becoming Caroline Flack's right-hand man, but he is expected to be given a smaller role on the show.
"To complicate things, Rylan is also meeting Channel 5 about a role on 'Big Brother's Bit On The Side'."
Olly recently announced he wouldn't be returning to 'The Xtra Factor' due to his singing commitments.