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Katie Waissel to be X Factor presenter

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Katie Waissel  to be X Factor presenter

Katie Waissel wants to be an 'X Factor' presenter.

The 30-year-old star - who shot to fame when she competed on the talent show in 2010 - is keen to do more TV work and hopes to land a guest slot on the singing competition this year.

She said: "I'd love to do more TV work - you never know, I might be presenting bits on 'X Factor' this year."

The singer - who married second husband Brian Moote last year - has largely lived in the US since her stint on 'The X Factor' because the criticism she received from fans was so hard to take.

She said: "[After the show] I wanted to keep a low profile. I went from being a regular person who just wanted to sing, to being in the papers and magazines every day.

"It's not something that's easy to deal with, especially when it's negative. I wasn't prepped on how to cope with it."

Katie recently competed on 'Celebrity Big Brother' and is grateful the show gave her a chance to show people what she is really like.

She told Closer magazine: "'CBB' was amazing. I had a lot of fears coming back to the UK after what happened with 'The X Factor' but being on 'CBB' helped me feel more accepted. It's really good to finally feel accepted, which is something I've been longing for. Since I've come out, a lot of people have said, 'I thought you were a certain way on 'The X Factor' but actually you're really sweet and lovely and down to earth.' It's been really cool."