02/04/2015 04:55 BST | Updated 02/04/2015 10:59 BST

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 has now claimed that he wouldn’t want to fill in for Dermot, telling The Sun: “There’s no way I would even discuss doing the job on my own to replace Dermot. Dermot is one of my best mates in the industry.

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“He’s my showbiz brother. I would never do the job on my own and never try to be Dermot O’Leary.”

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

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