27/03/2015 13:42 GMT | Updated 30/03/2015 06:59 BST

Dermot O'Leary Leaves 'X Factor': Who Could Replace The Presenter On The New Series? (PICS)

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Dermot O'Leary Replacements

On Friday afternoon, it was confirmed that Dermot O'Leary will not be returning to present 'The X Factor' when the show returns later this year.

The news doesn't exactly come as a total shock, and let's face it, it's been a busy week for showbiz departures.

But, it's never too early to think about what could be happening next, and there's already been discussions over whether Dermot could be making his way over to the BBC to front 'Top Gear', which leaves one question - who'll be in charge on 'X Factor'?

There are plenty of possible candidates and we're sure that Simon Cowell has already been inundated with CVs and LinkedIn requests, but Si, if you're reading this, (of course you are, who are we kidding?!) we'd like to personally refer these potential candidates.

(Ok, some of them might seem a little odd, but bear with us on this one...)

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