Olly Murs 'May Quit X Factor'

Olly Murs

First Posted: 29/12/11 15:10 Updated: 29/12/11 16:12   WENN

Olly Murs has revealed he is considering quitting The Xtra Factor as he doesn't want to be known just as a TV presenter.

The 27-year-old singer - who was runner-up in the 2009 X Factor final - co-presented the ITV2 spin-off show with Caroline Flack and was a big hit as a presenter.

But Murs told New! magazine: "We'll see what happens. Presenting is a tricky one. The more you do it, the more you get typecast as a presenter and I'm not a TV presenter, you know? I want to continue my singing."

Murs also admitted it was uncertain if judges Gary Barlow, Tulisa Contostavlos and Kelly Rowland would return as well.

He said: "I don't know if they'll all be back. I guess it's the same for me as it is for them."

Simon Cowell is expected to give The X Factor another shake-up after it suffered a ratings loss against Strictly Come Dancing this year.

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