BB host will replace Kate Thornton as show host

Big Brother’s Little Brother host Dermot O’Leary is the new presenter of The X Factor, after landing a £1 million contract.

Dermot, 33, signed a two-year deal to replace Kate Thornton, who was axed from the show three weeks ago, alongside judge Louis Walsh.

He said last night: ‘I was very flattered to be offered the job of hosting such as hugely successful show. I’m really looking forward to working with Simon and the team.’

Dermot will still host his Channel 4 BB spin-off show this summer, despite starting filming X Factor in May.

Looks like he’s going to be a busy boy.