XFactor 2015: Dermot O'Leary insists he's NOT leaving (unless he's fired!)

Dermot O'Leary

X Factor host Dermot O'Leary has insisted he has no plans to quit the show.

It's after reports last week suggested that the telly host was after a 'new challenge' after eight years on the ITV series.

"It was taken out of context - of course I'd love to do it!" Dermot said of the rumours last week. "We normally sit down in February and start talking about it."

Dermot explained: "If they turn around to me next month and say, 'We want a fresh face', then I'd say that I've had eight great years and I'll go and do something else."

Speaking to Nick Grimshaw on BBC's Radio 1 yesterday, Dermot gushed about his boss Simon Cowell and said that he wasn't as controlling as people believe.

Dermot revealed: "He always lets me get on with my job, which is the biggest compliment he can give me. This idea that he sits across everything and says, 'I want this to happen, and this to happen' is nonsense.

"He trusts people. He doesn't like 'yes men' so if you're in a meeting with him and you disagree with everything he says, you need to bring something else or you won't get invited to that meeting again. He's a good boss, he's a fair boss."

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The X Factor 2015 airs on ITV later this year.

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