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Caroline Flack and Olly Murs to host X Factor

Caroline Flack and Olly Murs to host X Factor

Caroline Flack and Olly Murs are to host 'X Factor'.

The pair - who previously fronted the ITV talent competition's sister show 'The Xtra Factor' - are to take over hosting duties of the main show following Dermot O'Leary's departure after nearly a decade at the helm.

The 'Wrapped Up' singer said: "I'm incredibly excited and proud to be returning to 'The X Factor' alongside Caroline. I love the show and it kick-started my career in music which has given me the opportunity to do what I love.

"I already have the best job in the world and it's about to get better - I can't wait to get started and be part of finding some amazing new talent!"

Whilst Caroline added: "I'm beyond excited about presenting The X Factor with Olly. To have the privilege of doing this with someone who makes me laugh out loud is a massive bonus!

"I'm also incredibly lucky to have the best tips and support from my showbiz big brother Dermot. I'm not sure how I can live up to his long term residency but I know I can't let him down!"

And the 55-year-old boss, Simon Cowell, is equally excited to see the "brilliant double act" make their return.

He said: "I am absolutely delighted Caroline and Olly are both returning to 'The X Factor'. When they were on Xtra together, they were a brilliant double act.

"Since then, Caroline's gone from strength to strength - and Olly has become one of Britain's biggest stars. So now I'm looking forward to them fronting the main show."