X Factor: Dermot O’Leary to be ‘replaced by Caroline Flack and Olly Murs’

According to reports, Dermot O’Leary’s X Factor replacement has already been decided


by Fiona Day |
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X Factor fans were left stunned yesterday when the show’s host Dermot O’Leary stepped down after 8 years fronting the ITV talent contest.

Since his announcement, speculation has mounted over who will be replacing Dermot’s hot Saturday night spot.

According to X Factor insiders, former Xtra Factor hosts Olly Murs and Caroline Flack could be taking on the live show hosting duties this year.

Dermot presented The X Factor for 8 years
Dermot presented The X Factor for 8 years

The 35-year-olds have plenty of experience after working for the ITV2 spin-off in 2011.

A source told The Sun: "Simon has secretly met with Olly and Caroline. They're all fully on board."

They added: "Olly is very much the new Dermot. It's a huge coup because of his music commitments."

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