Olly Murs to host the Xtra Factor

June 1st, 2011 - 9:09 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

London, June 1 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Simon Cowell brought on board former “X Factor” contestant Olly Murs to co-host the show’s spin-off called “Xtra Factor.” The position was initially linked to Radio 1 DJ Matt Edmondson who was replaced at the last hour.

Immediately after Murs was informed, he made his way to Birmingham where the show’s audition will start. The first audition will take place on Wednesday. When the audition starts today, the hosts will be Murs and Caroline Flack who is also the host of “I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! Now.”

The official Twitter account of X Factor confirmed the two as the host of the show on Tuesday night. The two co-hosts were also excited about their new roles and they took to Twitter to let their fans in on the news.

Murs told his followers via Twitter that, “YES as you know already…I’m confirmed on Xtra Factor! Co-hosting it! Proper excited about it! Off down for auditions in Birmingham! NOW!!”

Flack made it clear through her Twitter page that her new job means she will have to leave behind her previous job.

Birmingham will be the first city for the audition of the “Xtra Factor” show which starts today.

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