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Olly Murs and Caroline Flack to host X-Factor

By | Published on Friday 17 April 2015

Olly Murs & Caroline Flack

Well, Olly Murs did ‘X-Factor’ and Caroline Flack ‘did’ an ‘X-Factor’ finalist, so that makes them the perfect couple to host the whole bloody show, right? Right.

Murs and Flack, who once co-hosted ‘The Xtra Factor’ on ITV2, have been confirmed as the new co-hosts of the main programme in the not-dead-yet ‘X’ franchise over there on ITV1. They take over from Dermot O’Leary who, of course, sadly died last month.

Yes, he finally died of embarrassment after somehow ending up fronting the ‘X’ mediocrity ship for a whole eight years. But don’t worry, he was resurrected over the Easter weekend and is now set to host a reboot of ‘Songs Of Praise’ where hymn singers will be judged by a panel of celebrity vicars.

And it’s in that new spiritual role that I’m hoping he’ll advise me on whether it was wrong – and possibly misogynistic – to suggest in the first sentence of this report that Flack’s main achievement to date was shagging Harry Styles. And if it was, perhaps he could also advise me of her other achievements.

So there you go. Most of this is not true of course. But Murs and Flack really are the new hosts of ‘X-Factor’. Don’t believe me? Look, I have a quote from ‘X’ chief Simon Cowell to prove it: “Fronting”. See? It’s confirmed.