X Factor 2015: Olly Murs will only host the show if Caroline Flack joins him

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Olly Murs has hinted he may well be about to host The X Factor 2015, but only if Caroline Flack joins him.

The former X Factor finalist has been widely tipped to take over the show following Dermot O'Leary's exit last month after eight years.

But Olly declared this week: “There’s no way I would even discuss doing the job on my own to replace Dermot."

He said: "Dermot is one of my best mates in the industry.

“He’s my showbiz brother. I would never do the job on my own and never try to be Dermot O’Leary.”

Speaking to The Sun newspaper, Olly went on to say he'd only ever host X Factor alongside former Xtra Factor pal Caroline Flack.

And he said that IF the pair do get the gig - as has been widely rumoured - that us viewers can expect something very different.

Olly said: “It would be completely different to what Dermot did.”

There have also been reports suggesting that Olly could end up being a judge on the show, admitting that there had been talks in previous years.

However, he suggested that the pressure of joining the panel wasn't quite for him, saying: “The judging side has a lot more scrutiny and people really turn on judges quite quickly.

“Hosting the show is completely different because it’s a little bit out of my comfort zone, even though I have presented before with Caroline.”

The X Factor returns to ITV later this year.

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