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Olly Murs Given 'Xtra Factor' Ultimatum

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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.

The 27-year-old told The Mirror: "I really want to do it but when I asked Simon if I could just do the live shows, he said, 'No, it wouldn't be possible'."

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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