So Another X Factor Star Has QUIT The Talent Show

In a week where X Factor news has been taking over – yup, we’ve had Nick Grimshaw announcing his departure after just one year as a judge, and Caroline Flack put an end to her future on the show – we’ve got another HUGE bombshell for you.

Olly Murs has revealed that he’s QUIT his place as co-host of the live ITV talent show.

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In an interview with The Sun, he’s explained the reason behind this big decision, saying, ‘My heart belongs to music.’

The Dear Darlin’ hit-maker went on, ‘This was an incredibly hard decision to make and one I didn’t take lightly as I’ve really enjoyed co-hosting The X Factor.

‘It’s been one big adventure and I loved every minute of it. But my heart belongs to music and I want to concentrate 100 per cent on making my next album and getting back to performing’. 


Last series was Olly’s first year working as a host, and he took the role alongside Caroline Flack. The pair found themselves under quite a bit of heavy scrutiny after a series of mishaps during the live shows. 

See: Olly Murs Speaks Out About That X Factor Blunder

It seems that Caroline doesn’t want to continue without her close friend and co-host. 

In a statement, the Love Island presenter explained, ‘I have had a brilliant time working on The X Factor over the last few years, and hosting the main show was just fantastic, I made some amazing friends. I’m looking forward to carrying on working with the team over at ITV.’

One thing’s for sure, the next series of X Factor is shaping up to look quite different…