Olly Murs drops big X Factor hint
This article is from 2013.
Olly Murs has dropped a bigger hint he will replace Gary Barlow on 'The X Factor' if Simon Cowell asks him to.
Olly Murs has dropped a big hint he will replace Gary Barlow on 'The X Factor'.
The 'Thinking of Me' singer - who was runner up on the programme in 2009 - is tipped to join the panel when Gary leaves after this year's series, and admits he is waiting a call from show boss Simon Cowell.
Olly told The Sun newspaper: "When Simon calls and wants you to do something it's very hard to say no to him.
"I've always said I respect the show. I love it, I've always gone back to it and I performed on it.
"I feel very connected to what they do so, yes, it would be a good fit. If they offered me the chance to do it, we'd sit down as a team and talk about it - but that's yet to happen. In the meantime I'm just concentrating on music."
Olly has previously said he thinks he'd be a good edition to the judging panel because of his intimate knowledge of the show's workings.
He said: "I'd love to do it. I came from the show, I know exactly what the contestants are going through and I think I've had enough success to be credible."