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

Always a pleasure @matthewedmondson

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Kate Arnell, who has presented shows on CBBC.

4) His dogs are the cutest


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I love waking up to discover pictures @bryonyedmondson has taken of me and Oscar enjoying our morning cuddle.

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5) He created his own board game

If you've got an @obamallamagame , please feel free to give it a nice review on Amazon! 👍🏻😄

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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!

NEW Christmas Eve pyjamas on! @bryonyedmondson and I are ready for Santa. 🎅🏻🎄

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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.