It’s official! Rochelle Humes and Melvin Odoom will present The Xtra Factor this year.
Rochelle, 26, confirmed the exciting news this morning, captioning a photo of herself and Melvin: ‘So excited to land my dream job & with one of my best boys @Melvinodoom!
‘Can’t wait to start the #XtraFactor I’m beyond excited to join the brilliant @TheXFactorUK team and to be a part of the contestants #TheXFactor experience!’
Rochelle and Melvin are used to working together – they’ve both been team captains on panel show Sweat The Small Stuff.
And who hosted THAT programme? Nick Grimshaw! As we know, Nick has just been named as one of The X Factor judges.
Cheryl Fernandez-Versini revealed who’d be joining her as an X Factor judges earlier this week.
The 31-year-old took to Instagram, telling fans: ‘Excited to be back on @thexfactoruk.’ Alongside Cheryl’s message was a photo of herself with two of her co-judges.
Who were they?
We already knew that X Factor stalwart Louis Walsh had left the show and rumours had been swirling about celebs including Kate Moss taking his place.
Unfortunately, Mossy isn’t in the line-up. But her pal Nick IS. Ooh!
Joining Cheryl and Nick is Rita Ora, who’s jumped ship from rival talent contest The Voice. Oh. And Simon Cowell, obvs.
Cheryl finished off her caption with: ‘Welcome to the show @ritaora and @nicholasgrimshaw.. and of course Cowell himself. this year is going to be so much fun!!! We’re so excited to find the next star.’
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So that’s our panel! Are we pleased?
Fans had mixed reactions, with one commenting: ‘This is amazing,’ and another writing: ‘you love us being stressed don’t you.’
Even so, Rita seems super psyched. The 24-year-old Tweeted: ‘Let’s do this @grimmers @cherylofficial @simoncowell @TheXfactor #xfactor.’
Nick, 30, has said: ‘Here we goooo….can’t wait to get started with these two @cherylofficial @ritaora @thexfactoruk and that Simon bloke.’
It’s all change for The X Factor this series. Not only have the judges been switched up, but presenter Dermot O’Leary has left after eight years.
He’s been replaced by Caroline Flack and Olly Murs, who used to host The Xtra Factor.
YouTube star Zoella had originally been tipped to take over The Xtra Factor but later denied claims that she’d be filling Sarah-Jane Crawford’s shoes.
Now we know it’s Rochelle and Melvin. This week is just full of surprises, right?