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Rochelle Humes 'beyond excited' to be confirmed as The Xtra Factor host


June 18, 2015
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Rochelle Humes and KISS FM Radio DJ, Melvin Odoom have been announced as the new faces of ITV2's The Xtra Factor. The duo will join forces to co-host the hit entertainment show for its brand new series this autumn.The Saturdays star, 26, revealed the news on Twitter and said she was "beyond excited to joining the brilliant X Factor team".

Rochelle and Melvin © Photo: ITV

Rochelle Humes and Melvin Odoom have been confirmed as The Xtra Factor hosts

"So excited to land my dream job & with one of my best boys @Melvinodoom! Can't wait to start #XtraFactor @TheXFactor," the mum-of-one revealed.

Talking to ITV about joining the show, Rochelle also said: "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. I also can't wait to meet the contestants and be a part of their X Factor experience."

So excited to land my dream job & with one of my best boys @Melvinodoom! Can't wait to start #XtraFactor @TheXFactor pic.twitter.com/VYToEyY3sC

— Rochelle Humes(@RochelleHumes) June 18, 2015

Melvin, who has co-hosted The KISS FM breakfast show for eight years alongside Rickie Haywood Williams, also revealed his excitement.

"Can't wait to start working with my good friend @RochelleHumes and the #XtraFactor team!!! @TheXFactor," he said to his 75,000 Twitter followers.

"I've always been a massive fan of the show and 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!," he said to ITV.

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The new presenting duo will be in the centre of the action, bringing the fun factor to the search to find a new music star. They will follow the auditions across the country, getting backstage gossip, unveiling unseen footage and getting unprecedented access to The X Factor judges, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, Nick Grimshaw, Rita Ora and Simon Cowell.

The X Factor and The Xtra Factor will return this autumn on ITV and ITV2.

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