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Matt Richardson Axed From 'The Xtra Factor'?

03/02/2014 09:12 GMT | Updated 03/02/2014 09:59 GMT

Caroline Flack is on the hunt for an 'Xtra Factor' co-host, after Matt Richardson was reportedly axed from the role after just one series.

The 22-year-old comedian replaced Olly Murs on the 'X Factor' spin-off show last year, but the Daily Star reports he will be replaced after failing to be a hit with viewers and producers.

According to the paper, it was felt he couldn't match the chemistry that Olly shared with Caroline when they presented the show together.

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Matt Richardson with 'Xtra Factor' co-host Caroline Flack

"Matt's a nice guy and did a decent job but he didn't prove a huge hit with fans or producers," a source said.

"It was very hard for him to follow Olly Murs' amazing partnership with Caroline and it showed."

As the story circulated on Sunday, Matt cryptically tweeted: "I really don't like Sundays."

However, his TV partnership with Caroline looks set to continue in another guise, as The Sun reported last month that the pair have landed their own ITV2 show.

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