'X Factor' Presenter Caroline Flack Admits She And Olly Murs Aren't 'On Dermot O'Leary's Level Right Now'

Caroline Flack has responded to criticism of her ‘X Factor’ presenting style, admitting that she doesn’t think she’s living up to her predecessor, Dermot O’Leary, just yet.

Earlier this year, she and Olly Murs took over as co-hosts of the ITV talent show, though so far this series they’ve had mixed reviews from critics and viewers.


However, Caroline has now admitted that while she and Olly might not be of the same standard as Dermot, they’re still finding their feet.

Olly Murs and Caroline Flack

She tells the Daily Star: “I admit we might not be at Dermot’s level right now but he is the best there is, no one is better in my opinion. We’ve only had five weeks, Dermot had eight years.

"I knew stepping into Dermot’s shoes would be impossible, I wouldn’t say it’s a poison chalice but I knew we’d be criticised. I never took the job thinking I was a better presenter than Dermot but I had to take the risk and rise to the challenge."

Earlier this week, it was claimed that Simon Cowell had introduced a phone ban for Olly and Caroline, so they wouldn’t feel put out by negative comments made about them on social media.

This came after Caroline publicly hit back at critics of her appearance on Twitter last weekend, while Olly has admitted to cracking his phone screen when he threw it, after reading the reaction to a live gaffe he made two weeks ago.

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