X Factor 2016: Caroline Flack has officially QUIT

New hosts please!


Caroline Flack has officially quit The X Factor after one series hosting the main show.

The news comes just hours after Olly Murs announced his exit and it means we'll be needing new hosts for the series.

Caroline said today: “I have had a brilliant time working on The X Factor over the last few years, and hosting the main show was just fantastic, I made some amazing friends.

"I’m looking forward to carrying on working with the team over at ITV.”

Caroline's co-host on The X Factor Olly confirmed last night that he too would not be returning.

"This was an incredibly hard decision to make and one I didn’t take lightly as I’ve really enjoyed co-hosting The X Factor," he explained.

Olly told The Sun newspaper: “It’s been one big adventure and I loved every minute of it. But my heart belongs to music and I want to concentrate 100 per cent on making my next album and getting back to performing.”

The former X Factor finalist went on to explain: "Last November I was doing the show, promoting a new single and I felt increasingly like the music side of things had to be shoehorned into the TV schedule.

“Now that I’ve started working on my next album I couldn’t see myself having the time to do both.”

Show bosses thanked the pair for their work and went on to "wish them all the best" in the future.

It now means that The X Factor has lost three of last year's line up with judge Nick Grimshaw previously confirming his departure.

As for potential replacements for both the judges and hosts, no decisions have been made.

“Discussions are still going on about the new series of X Factor," a spokesperson stated.

The X Factor 2016 will air on ITV in the Autumn.

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