New Xtra Factor host Olly Murs think Cheryl and Simon will return to The X Factor!

Xtra Factor 2011 presenters

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."

Asked which stars he'd love to see judge the music show, the 'Please Don't Let Me Go' singer told the website: "Chris Moyles, James Corden, Lily Allen and Pixie Lott."

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.


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