Olly Murs has insisted he's not quit the Xtra Factor just yet, although has reiterated it's unlikely he will be back.
The former X Factor finalist said last month he probably wouldn't be back on the spin-off series for a third year.
But Olly made it clear today: "I’ve never said it was definite that I wasn’t going back, just that it was unlikely due to my music.
“I’ve enjoyed The Xtra Factor, it’s been a great part of my career.”
Speaking to The Sun, Olly teased fans that there was still hope of X Factor boss Simon persuading him to return.
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“We’ve taken Xtra Factor back up to having millions of viewers and Caroline and I have a lot of fans," Olly said. “It’s been brilliant working with her, too.
“We have such a good relationship on screen. It’s always fun and I’d love to do something else with her.
“But music is where I want to focus at the moment – but you never know in this game."
He added: "Simon Cowell has a very good way of persuading people to do things. I might yet be back on Xtra Factor.”
But reports have also claimed that bosses are already starting to look for a replacement, with Rylan Clark linked to the series fresh from his stint in the Celebrity Big Brother house and the X Factor tour.
A source told the Daily Star newspaper: “Rylan was a big character this year and has already proved he’s a natural TV presenter while filling in for Richard Arnold on Daybreak.”