Olly Murs and Caroline Flack replace Dermot O’Leary.
Via X Factor UK’s official website:
The X Factor reveals new hosts
We’re delighted to announce that Olly Murs and Caroline Flack are to be the new presenters of The X Factor, becoming the first ever duo to host the hit singing show.
Olly and Caroline will bring their chemistry and charm to the show, having previously co-hosted The Xtra Factor on ITV2. They will be on hand at every stage of the audition process to congratulate and console the budding singers who are vying to be the next big superstar. They will also be tasked with keeping the judges in order, once the live shows start.
Olly Murs, said: “I’m incredibly excited and proud to be returning to The X Factor alongside Caroline. I love the show and it kick-started my career in music which has given me the opportunity to do what I love. I already have the best job in the world and it’s about to get better – I can’t wait to get started and be part of finding some amazing new talent!”
Caroline Flack, said: “I’m beyond excited about presenting The X Factor with Olly. To have the privilege of doing this with someone who makes me laugh out loud is a massive bonus!
The new series of The X Factor returns to ITV in autumn this year and applications for the new series are open now.
So yeah. No surprises. Olly and Caroline have been the frontrunners for the job since Dermot announced his departure from the show. They co-hosted The Xtra Factor in 2011 and 2012 before Olly quit to focus on his career. Caroline kept her job for another year but she didn’t have the same chemistry with Matt Richardson, so they were both replaced by Sarah-Jane Crawford in 2014.
Huge congrats to @ollyofficial and @carolineflack1 be gentle with the old girl…that’s the show, not Louis.
— Dermot O’Leary (@radioleary) April 16, 2015