Caroline Flack and Olly Murs double up for The Xtra Factor
One of the hottest double acts of 2011 is set to be reunited for this year’s The Xtra Factor.
Caroline Flack, one of the country’s most sought after TV presenters and Olly Murs, a double platinum selling artist are back to host the popular ITV2 sister show to The X Factor, ITV, Thames and Syco have confirmed today.
Caroline will set off on the auditions tour alone as Olly is touring in America, but he’ll be recording special items for the series and he’ll be back by Caroline’s side for the Live Shows in the autumn.
Each week they will be going behind-the-scenes, bringing all the gossip on the biggest show on TV. They will be showing unseen auditions and have unprecedented backstage access to Dermot O’Leary and the Judges.
Caroline says: “I had a fantastic time on The Xtra Factor last year with my TV husband Olly, so, I can’t wait to get started on the show again. Even though Olly and I won’t be reunited in person until the live shows we will be together all the way in spirit, he’s bound to be calling me mid-interview to check what has been happening on the Judges tour to ensure he doesn’t miss out on any crucial gossip!”
Olly says: “I can't wait to get back to The Xtra Factor this year, especially now my partner in crime Caroline is confirmed to be joining me. I know it’s going to be a great year and we'll be grilling the judges and contestants more than ever before.”
Kate Maddigan, ITV Entertainment Commissioner says: “Caroline and Olly's onscreen banter made the show a must-see for X Factor fans last year, and I can't wait to see them back, digging for all the gossip from this year's acts and grilling the Judges backstage.”
Richard Holloway, Managing Director, Thames, adds: “Caroline and Olly did a fantastic job last year so we’re delighted they will renew their partnership again.”
Nigel Hall, Head of Global TV, Syco, comments: “I’m so pleased that Olly and Caroline are returning to The Xtra Factor this year. We love their on-screen relationship and we’re excited to be going on the X Factor journey with them once again.”
The X Factor and The Xtra Factor return to ITV1 and ITV2 and itv.com later in the summer, 2012.
The X Factor is sponsored by TalkTalk.