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X Factor: Dermot O’Leary won’t be returning!

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Dermot O’Leary has ruled out a return to the X Factor, but he wishes the show a huge success.

Speaking to the BT TV, website, he revealed that he had decided to leave the show on his own accord last Spring. He said “I gave myself a week and a half as I was working in the States for Radio Two and it gave me a little time to think and I thought “Maybe I will quit now.

“I came back and the contract was still being sorted and I thought “You know what? Now is the right time to go, so I just went.”

He said of his experience on the ITV singing show: “It was eight years of my life, so it would be callous for me to dismiss it. And I want my friends to be a success on that show.”

With the future of The X Factor still up in the air, Dermot speculated: “I think fundamentally if people are still watching it, and people are still engaged with it, then it will do well. But it’s a brutal world, a commercial world that X Factor lives in, so I don’t know. I still think it has a place.”

Would you like to see Dermot O’Leary back presenting The X Factor, or would you like to see another shake up with the presenters? Tell us in the comments below.


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Lauren Freeman

23 Years old. Ex BB hub columnist. Ex writer for Reality Spy. Writer for The Bite News. Big TV addict, especially soaps and reality TV.

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  • All the changes to Xfactor are not good ~ 6 chair challenge should be dropped ~ soooooo demeaning. Didn’t like grimy to start with but he grew on me.

    Bring back Dermot O’L ~ the show needs him badly. DO NOT like the new presenter, Olly is OK ~ but the Flack woman ~ get rid of her.

  • All the changes to Xfactor are not good ~ 6 chair challenge should be dropped ~ soooooo demeaning. Didn’t like grimy to start with but he grew on me.

    Bring back Dermot O’L ~ the show needs him badly. DO NOT like the new presenter, Olly is OK ~ but the Flack woman ~ get rid of her.

  • All the changes to Xfactor are not good ~ 6 chair challenge should be dropped ~ soooooo demeaning. Didn’t like grimy to start with but he grew on me.

    Bring back Dermot O’L ~ the show needs him badly. DO NOT like the new presenter, Olly is OK ~ but the Flack woman ~ get rid of her.