Peter Dickson quits The X Factor
Peter Dickson has quit 'The X Factor'.
The booming voiceover artist has revealed he is bowing out of the ITV series after 11 years, having become synonymous with the show since he joined in 2004.
Announcing the news on Twitter, he wrote: "After the best 11 years with the X Factor, it's time for me to check out and cut loose. (sic)"
The 58-year-old TV announcer - who also works on 'Britain's Got Talent' - was known as the distinctive voice of the live shows during which he would announce the contestants as they took to the stage.
The news comes ahead of the beginning of the show's 12th series, which has received a huge revamp following the departures of host Dermot O'Leary and judges Louis Walsh and Mel B.
The new series - which is expected to kick off next month - will see series 11 judges Simon Cowell and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini joined by BBC Radio 1 presenter Nick Grimshaw and 'Poison' singer Rita Ora, with Olly Murs and Caroline Flack hosting the show.
Other changes made to the show for the 2015 series include new 'The Xtra Factor' presenters Rochelle Humes and Melvin Odoom who have replaced Sarah-Jane Crawford, and a return to live auditions in front of a studio audience.
Peter first began his career in broadcasting at the BBC as the corporation's youngest ever TV news presenter aged 17.