DJ Melvin Odoom and popstar Rochelle Humes will replace former host Sarah-Jane Crawford
The X Factor isn’t messing around this time round is it?
After confirming this week that Nick Grimshaw and Rita Ora will be joining the judging panel on the show, and that dream-team Caroline Flack and Olly Murs would be presenting the show, it’s just been announced that Rochelle Humes and Melvin Odoom will be the new hosts for the ITV2 sister show, The Xtra Factor.
The X Factor is back with all guns blazing people!
The pair will be replacing former host, Sarah-Jane Crawford, who only stayed in the role for a year.
There’s been so many rumours about who would be the new hosts, that we couldn’t even keep up, including YouTubers Jim Chapman and Joe Sugg.
But the Saturdays band-member and 34-year-old DJ Melvin were the chosen ones. And Melvin couldn’t be more pumped about living out his dream, saying: ‘To get to present The Xtra Factor is a dream for me. We are there to support the contestants and have fun – I’m really looking forward to it.’
While his co-host, 26-year-old, mum-of-one Rochelle, is glad that she gets to go through this with her best buddy Melvin.
‘I have watched The Xtra Factor for years so I am beyond excited about joining such a brilliant team, and getting to work with my old friend Melvin makes it even better.’
The pair or pals have worked together before on panel show Sweat the Small Stuff, which was hosted by new X Factor judge, Nick Grimshaw. Small world eh?
Maybe Caroline and Olly could give them some tips to their new role, as the duo also presented the spin-off show before moving on to present the main programme. Quite the promotion!
Other new judge on the show, Rita Ora, was previously a coach on rival BBC talent show, The Voice, before joining Simon Cowell over on ITV. Think that’s awkward? Rochelle’s hubby, 30-year-old Marvin Humes, is the host for The Voice as well…
Being showbiz’s cutest couple, we’re sure there’ll be no lovers tiff over some silly tv shows, and it’ll only be excitement on the cards.
‘I can’t wait to meet the contestants and be a part of their X Factor experience,’ says Rochelle.
WE can’t wait to see Marvin and Rochelle on THEIR Xtra Factor experience!