Rick Edwards: I'd be 'rubbish' at X Factor job

Rick Edwards insists thinks he would have made a terrible 'Xtra Factor' host, and he didn't even give the co-host vacancy a "second thought" when it became available earlier this year

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Rick Edwards

Rick Edwards thinks he would have been a "rubbish" 'Xtra Factor' co-host.

The 34-year-old TV presenter insists he never considered the possibility of replacing Olly Murs as Caroline Flack's co-host on the ITV2 'X Factor' spin-off show because he doesn't know enough about the programme.

He exclusively told BANG Showbiz: "I didn't give the 'Xtra Factor' job a second thought. I don't watch the programme, to be honest. So I'd be a rubbish host or co-host or whatever it was."

Rick has recently hosted shows such as a documentary about the Ohio kidnappings, 'The Cleveland Captives: What Really Happened?', as well as more light-hearted programmes such as 'Tool Academy', but finds it strange that people assume he wouldn't be interested in current affairs.

He added: "I know that some people find it tricky to take me seriously because previously I've tended to mess about on entertainment shows, but I find it odd that it's apparently so difficult to imagine someone who likes funny things but also takes an interest in, for example, societal issues. Because doesn't that describe everyone?

"Surely we all like a laugh but that doesn't preclude us from wanting to discuss or address weighty subjects occasionally. Or even often."

To celebrate the launch of Oasis Mango Medley, the new deliciously exotic flavour from Oasis, Rick is hosting a giant game of spin the bottle on the EDF Energy London Eye on July 18.

To join Rick and some surprise celebrity guests for a night of chat, gossip and fun, visit: www.facebook.com/oasisdrinks and spin to win your place.

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