Olly Murs promises cheesy dad jokes on The Xtra Factor this year

Xtra Factor 2011 presenters

It seems that if Olly Murs' new presenting career doesn't work out, he could always have a job as a stand up... at least the Essex lad likes to think. The new Xtra Factor co-host told The Sun today he's been coming out with some "classic" gags whilst filming, but fellow presenter Caroline didn't seem to agree.

The pair take over from Konnie Huq on the ITV2 spin-off show, which returns with the main series later this year.

Olly said: "I said to [Caroline] the other day in a smooth voice, 'You're looking tan-tastic today.' She'd just come back from holiday. She thought it was the cheesiest thing she's ever heard."

And he promised viewers plenty more cheesy jokes on the programme.

"You will hear a lot of dad jokes on the Xtra Factor," he said, adding: "I've pulled out a few classics along the way."

The former X Factor runner up previously vowed to make the show more entertaining this year, following a ratings dip on last summer's series.

> Olly Murs vows to make The Xtra Factor watchable this year

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