He's not even finished his first series as co-host of The X Factor, but Olly Murs has hinted he may not be back for another series...


It’s not even the end of the current series of The X Factor, but Olly Murs has already hinted that he may not be back to host the show next year.

Olly, who co-hosts the ITV show alongside flirting partner close pal Caroline Flack has revealed that his contract is due to run out at the end of the current series – and suggested that his future on the show is very much up in the air.

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Speaking to the Metro about his role, lovely Olly said: ‘I want to get this series finished first and then everyone will sit down and discuss it. We only signed a one year contract, so who knows?’

Ol’s had a tough old time of it so far on this year’s show, suffering a string of blunders – including that cringe moment when he announced Monica Michael‘s departure too early – prompting cries of ‘bring back Dermot’ on social media. Whoops!

But the Troublemaker singer confessed that hosting the primetime Saturday night show has been a steep learning curve.

He said: ‘Live television isn’t as easy as people think. I’d worked on The Xtra Factor for two years, so had some experience with live TV but the main show is more serious.

You have a whole gallery of people in your earpiece giving camera notes, countdowns and prompts. It’s definitely a skill that takes a lot of experience.’

It all sounds very stressful, doesn’t it?

Olly recently revealed that he’s keen to land a role on EastEnders, telling The Sun: ‘I’d love to do acting. I know that it’s something I want to do. It’s just whether I have the time to do it.

‘I love Eastenders. I’ve spoken to Shane Richie, I’ve told everyone down there that if there’s ever an idea or a role and you think I could do it then I would jump at it.’

So maybe he’ll be too busy doing his thing on Albert Square to host X Factor for another year!? Only time will tell…

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