'X Factor' star Olly Murs lands 'Xtra Factor' job

Wednesday June 1, 2011

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X Factor runner up Olly Murs will now host the show's spin off series Xtra Factor.

Konnie Huq, who hosted the programme for one series, parted company from the show earlier this year.

Olly's last minute addition caught many by surprise especially Radio 1 host Matt Edmondson, who was reported to have landed the role.

Filming begins on Wednesday in Birmingham with the first of The X Factor auditions.

Olly said: "I'm so excited to be joining the Xtra Factor with Caroline.

The X Factor is the show that put me where I am so I'm chuffed to be involved again - this time to work on it from the other side and see some new stars coming through."

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