Olly Murs Addresses Rumours He's Replacing Dermot O'Leary On 'The X Factor': 'I Would Never Do It... Without Caroline Flack'

Olly Murs has said he wouldn’t want to take over from Dermot O’Leary on ‘The X Factor’, insisting that he would “never try to be Dermot O’Leary”.


It was announced last week that, after eight years with the show, Dermot would not be returning to present ‘The X Factor’, with rumours circulating over the weekend that Caroline Flack was being considered to co-host the show with Olly.

Olly Murs

However, he did change his tune somewhat when the subject of co-presenting with Caroline was brought up.

Dermot O'Leary

“I wouldn’t want us to be compared to Dermot, because Dermot is brilliant at what he is.

“It would be completely different to what Dermot did.”

Reports on Sunday claimed that Dermot wasn’t the only familiar face who wouldn’t be returning to ‘The X Factor’, following claims that Louis Walsh had been axed after 11 years with the show.

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