Style & ShowbizShowbiz

Olly Murs and Caroline Flack not jetting off

ShowbizBy Sunday World
Olly Murs and Caroline Flack not jetting off

Olly Murs and Caroline Flack will not be attending 'The X Factor's judges' houses round.

The ITV show's former host Dermot O'Leary jetted off to the likes of Australia, Las Vegas and Barbados during his eight years on the show but it has been revealed that for this series, judges' houses will be filmed simultaneously.

A source told The Sun newspaper: "Olly and Caroline are gutted they won't get to join the judges in all of these locations.

"Being with the judges and contestants at this crucial stage is one of the best bits of the job. And it beats being stood in a cold studio in Wembley.

"But they are excited about the series. Of course there'll be banter with the judges about them missing out."

It has yet to be confirmed where the judging panel - Simon Cowell, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, Rita Ora and Nick Grimshaw - will be taking their contestants but it is thought the judges will only be allowed to pick somewhere that has UK-friendly timezones.

Meanwhile, an insider previously claimed the hosts are working to follow in the footsteps of the show's former presenter and perfect their dance routine to open the live shows.

They said: "Caroline and Olly have great chemistry on camera because they are great mates backstage. They have been thinking about how they need a trademark move on the show and have been trying things out during auditions."