New host of the Xtra Factor Olly Murs has spoken about the show's new look panel - and revealed he thinks both Simon and Cheryl will return to the show! The cheeky Essex lad described the pair leaving as a shame but reckoned Gary Barlow would do more than a good enough job as a judge.
"It would have been good for Cheryl to stay but I can understand why she wanted to go to America," Olly said. "It’s going to be really weird without her there but we've got some amazing new judges and I think it will really, really work. It will kind of interesting to see what happens.
"Gary Barlow is a great judge to put in so it will be exciting to see how the show pans out this year."
Speaking to EntertainmentWise, Olly added: "I think that of course Simon will be back and I'm sure Cheryl will probably be back as well."
He explained: "You want people who have got opinions, people who have got character and people who can be funny. You know I think Chris Moyles is opinionated , so he'll be a good judge, I think Pixie and Lily have got the experience from the industry. I think that Lily will appeal to the older audience and Pixie being young, would appeal to the young audience."
Olly hosts the ITV2 spin off Xtra Factor alongside Caroline Flack.