X Factor host Dermot O'Leary "thrilled" for One Direction's worldwide success

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X Factor host Dermot O'Leary has said he's "thrilled" for One Direction's success across the globe.

The Brit boys, who finished third in the competition back in 2010, are currently performing a sell out tour in Australia, ahead of another tour of the States in the summer.

“[They've had] unbelievable success and I’m thrilled for them!" Dermot said at the recent X Factor auditions.

And the hunky X Factor host revealed he was still in touch with the group.

"I think they’re all quit weirded out isn’t the right word because it’s what they wanted but I think even they are shocked by how well it’s going. I’m so happy for them.”

Dermot also admitted that last year's X Factor winners Little Mix were one of his favourite acts.

He told STV: "It was brilliant to see a band win and I know they were put together by Tulisa, but I thought they really embraced it and they took it seriously.”

Dermot will be back fronting The X Factor 2012 when it returns to TV in the summer.

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