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Rochelle Humes in the running to host Xtra Factor

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Rochelle Humes in the running to host Xtra Factor

Rochelle Humes is the favourite to be the next 'Xtra Factor' host.

The Saturdays star is reportedly auditioning for the gig, which would see her go up against her husband and 'The Voice' presenter, Marvin, on prime-time TV.

An 'X Factor' insider revealed: "The decision over who will take over on 'The Xtra factor' will be made soon and Rochelle is one of the leading contenders."

The 26-year-old beauty has shaken off her persona as a singer in recent years by hosting slots on 'This Morning', 'Strictly Come Dancing' and most recently, ITV's 'Ninja Warrior UK' alongside seasoned presenters Ben Shephard and Chris Kamara.

And TV bosses think she ticks all the boxes for the job on the popular talent show.

The source told The Sun newspaper: "She's got a lot of presenting experience, she's funny and likeable, and knows how the pop game works."

The star will be up against Brian Dowling, 36, and her pal, the Kiss Fm DJ Melvin ODoom, who are also auditioning.

If Rochelle is successful, she would follow in the footsteps of former 'Xtra Factor' presenters Caroline Flack and Olly Murs, who are now presenting the main show.