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Olly Murs Given 'Xtra Factor' Ultimatum

02/25/2012 11:22 am 11:22:29 | Updated 26 April 2012

After giving Olly Murs the leg-up to pop stardom, Simon Cowell is now asking him to pause his international music career to present Xtra Factor.

The music mogul wants Olly and Caroline Flack to host the ITV2 X Factor spin-off again this year, but has given the Dance With Me Tonight singer an ultimatum - he must choose between music or TV.

The X Factor runner-up has plans to launch his solo album internationally in the summer and is hoping to perform gigs in Europe and the US, but this would overlap with the filming of the audition stage of the show.

It looks like Caroline Flack couldn't bear to present the show with anyone else. She said: "They asked me if I'd consider presenting with someone else. But... that'd feel just weird - I love Olly!"

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