Confirmed: Konnie Huq is aXed as Xtra Factor host after just one series

Konnie Huq

She came, she annoyed and now Konnie Huq's been axed from the Xtra Factor after just the one series. The former Blue Peter presenter, who took over from Holly Willoughby last year, will not return to front the ITV2 spin off show this year it has been confirmed this evening, leaving room for any number of replacements...

In a statement released today, Konnie said: "I loved doing Xtra Factor. It was so exciting." The petite telly presenter will move on to front a documentary about China for the Discovery channel.

A statement from ITV added: "We thank Konnie for her contribution to The Xtra Factor and wish her all the very best for the future."

A number of presenters have been linked to the role, including Dancing On Ice stars Jeff Brazier and Laura Hamilton.

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