X Factor 2015: Voiceover Peter Dickson has left the show

X Factor voiceover man is GONE

x factor voiceover man peter dickson

In case it's not already pretty obvious, Simon Cowell is going all out to give X Factor a major facelift this series.

From the addition of Rita Ora and Nick Grimshaw to the judging panel to new hosts of the main show and sister show The Xtra Factor, the twelfth series looks set to be the biggest revamp the show has ever undergone.

And now, there's another big change - popular voiceover man Peter Dickson has left the show!

Dickson, best known for his distinctive booming voice will not be calling out the contestants during the live shows anymore.

Some of his most memorable moments have involved contestants with hard to pronounce names - with his pronunciation of Series 6 contestant Rachel Adedeji's name during the live shows still regularly mimicked by fans.

He's also responsible for the pre-credits part of the show including uttering the famous catchphrase - 'It's Time To Face The Music'.

Speaking on Twitter today, Dickson who started his career as a BBC newsreader and has also worked on programmes on BBC Radio 1 and Radio 2 said: "After the best 11 years with the X Factor, it's time for me to check out and cut loose."

It has not yet been announced who will take over Peter's duties on the show.

The X Factor will return for a twelfth series on ITV1 later this year.

Other changes set to take place this series include dropping the room auditions and airing the Judge's Houses stage live.

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