Olly Murs to return to the Xtra Factor... but only for the live shows!

Olly Murs

Olly Murs is set to return as host of The Xtra Factor, but only for the live shows in the autumn!

It was confirmed yesterday that the former X Factor finalist will be supporting fellow X Factor stars One Direction on their US tour this summer, ruling him out of attending the audition shows.

But bosses have been keen to make sure he will be back, if only for the live shows later on the year.

It's expected that co-host Caroline Flack will also return, taking over for Olly full time for the auditions.

"X Factor bosses loved Olly on last year's show and really wanted him to do it," a show source tells The Sun today. "Once the One Direction tour was confirmed we decided to offer him just the live shows instead."

Auditions for The X Factor 2012 with Caroline and the new X Factor 2012 judges will start in June.

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