Dermot O'Leary to host The Nightly Show for its final week

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Dermot O'Leary will host the final week of ITV's The Nightly Show, it's been revealed.

The X Factor host will be back in the hot seat for the eighth run of the late night chat show at the end of the month, The Sun newspaper reports.

A source told the tabloid: "Dermot proved hugely popular with viewers and his style fitted the format perfectly.

“This puts him in pole position to get the job if it does come back next year.

“Some of the other hosts didn’t really make it work, but as he does with all of his projects, Dermot made a great job of it.”

Despite the praise, Dermot's week in charge was actually the least watched so far, averaging 1.1 million viewers. Last week's host Gordon Ramsay averaged 1.2 million while first host David Walliams had an average audience of 1.7 million.

Other hosts so far have been John Bishop, Davina McCall while The Chase's Bradley Walsh takes charge this week from tonight with guests Michael Bolton & Vinnie Jones.

Jason Manford has also been revealed as next week's guest host for the penultimate week.

Despite rocky ratings and reviews, rumour has it that the show could return for a second series, albeit at the slightly later time of 10:30PM.

The Nightly Show airs weekdays (Monday to Friday) at 10pm on ITV

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