At the rate the current crop quit the show earlier this year, it didn’t look like there’d be anyone left for X Factor 2016.
Nick Grimshaw was first to leave the show, and spoke out about the firing on his radio show.
’ rather than begging and crying and all that kind of stuff. So [The Voice is] the other side of it, I really like that about it.
I think [co-host] Emma Willis is unbelievable on it.
Richardson – who has just been announced as the new drivetime DJ on the re-launched Virgin Radio – suggests neither Flack nor Murs could really do right for doing wrong on The X Factor, however. It’s quite horrible when you watch it back.” The usual game of musical chairs is already underway on the main show, meaning Rochelle Humes and Melvin Odoom’s Xtra gig is far from certain too. It got me on telly, it did loads of good stuff for me, but I’ve got no desire to go back.” So which show is it Richardson is keen on doing next? “I’ve done my fair share of spin-off shows, they’re really good fun. I’ve told my agent, obviously.” It seems an odd choice given his reservations about Xtra. But Richardson says the difference is The Voice is much nicer.
And not just due to following in the footsteps of the beloved Dermot O’Leary, who looks poised for a return. Whatever happens on that show you’re going to get absolutely mauled for it. But while Richardson has a spin-off show in his sights, it’s not this one. Well, if you’re listening ITV2 casting directors, the comedian really wants to host The Voice spin-off when the show moves to ITV next year. Or if Laura Whitmore decides she doesn’t want to do the jungle anymore, I’d rip her arm off for that job,” Richardson laughed of the after hours I'm A Celebrity... “It’s much more in the same vein of Strictly in that it’s ‘look how good these people are!
Cheryl Cheryl (no longer) Fernandez Versini quit the series to focus on her brand new album, which she's said to be in the studio recording now.
News of Flack's departure said she stepped down, while Murs's decision apparently came after he decided he wanted to focus on his music. They don’t want that negative ‘go sing for your life/ beg to stay’ and all that.
; Dermot O'Leary is also resuming presenting duties after Caroline Flack and Olly Murs received mixed feedback for their time hosting the show.
It appears the judges are slipping straight back into their old roles judging by the categories they have been chosen to mentor.
Digital Spy has been promised by show insiders that this series is going to be one of the best ever, with some big changes on the way. This means he'll be once again joined by Nicole Scherzinger, Louis Walsh and Sharon Osbourne.
Speaking to panel works really well."He added: "There's always room to come up with new ideas for shows but you've got to look at the whole landscape.