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Rochelle Humes and Melvin Odoom poke fun at Brexit in Xtra Factor speech

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Rochelle Humes and Melvin Odoom poke fun at Brexit in Xtra Factor speech

Rochelle Humes and Melvin Odoom have resigned from 'The Xtra Factor' with a parody of David Cameron's Brexit speech.

The presenting duo - who have been replaced by BBC Radio 1's Matt Edmondson - mocked the British Prime Minister's resignation speech, following last week's referendum vote to leave the European Union, to announce they are departing the ITV2 show.

Rochelle kicked off the speech by saying: "Good afternoon Great Britain. Now over the past few weeks the good people over at the 'Xtra Factor' have been tasked with making a monumental decision. "

Melvin chimed in: "'The Xtra Factor' have made a very clear choice to take a different path moving forward and as such the show requires fresh leadership to take it in this new direction."

"We both have done everything we can to steady the ship up to this point but it's now time for a new captain to steer the show to its next destination."

"Now we have spoken to his majesty Simon Cowell to discuss the steps that will be taken and after my glorious rendition of Bruno Mars in the last series he begged me to take part in this year's competition but I respectfully declined of course."

Rochelle added: "We love 'The Xtra Factor' and feel honoured and proud to have served as hosts and we wish the new team every success in the future, thank you."

Matt - who currently presents the Weekend Breakfast Show - recently revealed his excitement at landing the role.

He said: "I am unbelievably excited about joining 'The Xtra Factor' this year, not least of all because on my first day Louis Walsh walked into my dressing room topless, unannounced. I regard this as the definition of 'living the dream.'"

Following speculation, ITV have confirmed the show - which has previously been hosted by the likes of Caroline Flack, Olly Murs and Holly Willoughby - will be going live from the very first episode of 'The X Factor'.

So viewers will get "instant access to auditionees and the reaction to their auditions", live interviews, reactions from celebrity guests and fan interaction on social media.

Various celebrity guests are set to appear throughout the series and Matt will have "unprecedented access" to the four 'X Factor' judges - Simon Cowell, Sharon Osbourne, Nicole Scherzinger and Louis Walsh.

Richard Holloway, Managing Director, Thames TV and acting CEO, FremantleMedia UK said: "Matt is a very funny guy and his irreverent, humorous take on the world, along with our new live format, is set to make for a great series of 'The Xtra Factor'."

Speaking about Rochelle and Melvin, an ITV spokesperson added: "We thank Melvin and Rochelle for all their hard work on 'The Xtra Factor' and look forward to working with them both again soon."

'The X Factor' is set to return to TV screens at the end of the summer.