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Dermot's X Factor return?

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Dermot's X Factor return?

Dermot O'Leary would like to be an 'X Factor' advisor.

The 42-year-old presenter may have quit his role as host of the show but would happily return to advise one of the judges on the Judges' Houses stage of the contest this year.

Dermot insists he knows "what it takes" to be a winner after spending years presenting the programme.

He said: "I wouldn't turn down Judges' Houses. I know what it takes to be a winner. I can handle a bit of JH."

Since announcing his departure from the talent contest, Dermot has been tipped to take part in BBC One's 'Strictly Come Dancing' but insists he would never betray the ITV show by associating with its rival.

He told Heat magazine: "I won't be going on 'Strictly'. They have two very good hosts and it's a brilliant show.

"I still have 'The X Factor' in my blood so I'd never be a competitor on 'Strictly'."

Dermot is hoping to work in the US in the coming months, but claims he will only go Stateside if he finds the right project.

He said: "I've got a new agent in the US so I'm going to get a bit of work over there, hopefully.

"But I wouldn't go to America for the sake of it, the show has got to be right, otherwise its sunshine and palm trees and I'd rather go on holiday."