Olly Murs forced to choose between his music career and presenting The Xtra Factor!

Olly MursSimon Cowell has reportedly told Olly Murs that he'll have to ditch plans to launch his music career internationally if he wants to return to The Xtra Factor!

The Mirror says that the X Factor boss wants Murs and Caroline Flack back to host its ITV2 spin-off, which they took over from Konnie Huq last year.

But the popstar intends to release an album in Europe and the US this summer, which may require him to fly out to promote it during the show's audition stages.

The paper quotes Olly as saying: "I really want to do it but when I asked Simon if I could just do the live shows, he said, ‘No, it wouldn’t be possible’."

His partner-in-crime Caroline added: "They asked me if I’d consider presenting with someone else. But... that’d feel just weird – I love Olly!"

The X Factor is set to return to our screens in August.

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