Are we happy about this decision?
Matt Edmondson has been announced as the new host of The Xtra Factor, replacing last year’s Rochelle Humes and Melvin Odoom.
The Radio 1 DJ is taking over the ITV2 show later this year, where he will be hosting the show LIVE with viewers and contestants.
He said: ‘I am unbelievably excited about joining The Xtra Factor this year, not least of all because on my first day Louis Walsh walked into my dressing room topless, unannounced. I regard this as the definition of “living the dream”’.
But while the light-entertainment star is popular with the Radio 1 crowd, many might not know who this presenter guy really is. So here’s 7 things youmight not know about Matt Edmondson.
1|) He’s a DJ…
If you’ve never listened to his show, he appears on the BBC’s flagship station from 10-1 on weekends. There’s also rumblings Matt is set to replace Scott Mills. Prepare for silly games galore…
2) Matt Edmondson has already hosted a X Factor spin-off show
Not only is he a fan of the show, he also presented it’s online spin off show, The Fan Factor, in 2011. So presumably he’ll graduate from here into full The X Factor position – watch out Dermott O’Leary!
3) His sister is also a presenter
Kate Arnell, who has presented shows on CBBC.
4) His dogs are the cutest
JUST LOOK AT THOSE DOGS
5) He created his own board game
Called Obama Llama, it’s a celebrity rhyming charades-type game that’s a hit with the YouTube crowd. Basically, someone has to describe the rhyme: so if it was Tom Cruise likes platform shoes, you could say Tiny running action man has an affection for elevated footwear.
6) He’s married!
Since 2013, he’s been married to Byrony Edmondson (formally Emmett)
7) Matt has an obsession with Terry’s Chocolate Orange…
He eats ‘no fewer than two chocolate oranges a week’. Make of that what you will.