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Rochelle Humes and Melvin Odoom host Xtra Factor

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Rochelle Humes and Melvin Odoom host Xtra Factor

Rochelle Humes and Melvin Odoom are the new hosts of 'The Xtra Factor'.

The Saturdays singer and the KISS FM DJ have today (18.06.15) been confirmed to co-host the ITV2 spin-off show, which will return to screens this autumn alongside 'The X Factor'.

The 26-year-old beauty - who has previously presented ITV's 'This Morning' alongside her husband Marvin Humes - is "excited" to start work on the talent show, which she has watched for "years".

Rochelle said: "I have watched 'The Xtra Factor' for years so I am beyond excited about joining such a brilliant team and getting to work with my old friend Melvin makes it even better. I also can't wait to meet the contestants and be a part of their 'X Factor' experience."

Melvin - who co-hosts The KISS FM breakfast show with Ricky Williams and Charlie Hughes - is more than qualified for the job having presented on 4Music, T4, Kiss TV, MTV and BBC Three.

Talking about his new job Melvin said: "I've always been a massive fan of the show and to get to present 'The Xtra Factor' is a dream for me. We are there to support the contestants and have fun - I'm really looking forward to it!"

Several executives have shared their praises of the presenting duo, with a CEO calling them the "dream duo".

Richard Holloway, acting CEO at FremantleMedia UK, said "Rochelle and Melvin are a dream duo and accomplished presenters. They will bring plenty of fun to the show."

While Nigel Hall, global head of television for Syco Entertainment, said: "I've loved getting to know Rochelle and Melvin. They are great friends, have great chemistry together and are both passionate 'X Factor' fans. A perfect combination to host 'The Xtra Factor'."

'The X Factor' and 'The Xtra Factor' will return this autumn on ITV and ITV2.