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Caroline Flack Confirms Her X Factor Exit - A Day After Olly Quits

Caroline Flack to step down as co-host on The X Factor

Caroline Flack has confirmed that she has decided to leave her role as co-host on The X Factor.

Speaking about her decision Caroline said: “I have had a brilliant time working on The X Factor over the last few years, and hosting the main show was just fantastic, I made some amazing friends. I'm looking forward to carrying on working with the team over at ITV.”

As well as hosting The X Factor, Caroline previously hosted The Xtra Factor for three years from 2011 until 2013.

The news comes as Olly Murs has also confirmed that he will leave the show to focus on his music this year. Read Olly's and Simon's Statement

Peter Davey, Commissioning Editor ITV Entertainment, said:

"We thank Caroline and Olly for all their hard work on The X Factor and the contribution that they've made over the past few years. We look forward to working with Caroline again soon and wish Olly the very best as he returns to concentrate on his music career."

Richard Holloway, Managing Director Thames TV, and Interim CEO FremantleMedia UK said:

“Caroline and Olly were a brilliant double act on The X Factor, from their early days on Xtra Factor to last year at the helm of the main show. I’d like to thank Caroline and Olly for their contribution to the show and wish them all the best.”

Details for the new series of The X Factor are still being discussed and will be announced in due course.


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