Olly Murs to Replace X Factor Favourite?! 7 years ago

Olly Murs to Replace X Factor Favourite?!

He was a contestant on the show. He then co-hosted the spin-off programme. And now it appears that Olly Murs could be taking a seat on The X Factor judging panel.

According to reports show bosses want to shake things up on this year’s series and they’re keen to have Mr Murs involved with a major role.


In fact a source told the Daily Star that the singer, responsible for tunes including Troublemaker and Dance With Me Tonight, might be replacing favourite Louis Walsh.

X Factor producers and ITV bosses are keen for him to replace Louis,” the insider explained. “They think Olly would be a much bigger ratings hit than Louis.”

Another rumour is that Olly could be joining forces with or replacing host Dermot O’Leary, who recently admitted that he doesn’t know what’s happening.


While we love the idea of Dermot and Olly together, these reports are yet to be be confirmed.