The 30-year-old singer has been tapped to host The X Factor UK with Caroline Flack, becoming the first-ever duo to host the singing competition.
“I’m incredibly excited and proud to be returning to The X Factor alongside Caroline,” Ollysaid in a statement. “I love the show and it kick-started my career in music which has given me the opportunity to do what I love. I already have the best job in the world and it’s about to get better – I can’t wait to get started and be part of finding some amazing new talent.”
In case you didn’t know, Olly competed in the sixth season of the show back in 2009 where he came in second place.
The 30-year-old recently opened up about his new album and knowing exactly where his career is going.
“I’ve been much more involved this time, and I love that. I’ve got a strong ear for what works, and a sense of where my career should be going. I definitely have a vision in my head, but I don’t want people just to accept that and not challenge it,” he shared.
Olly added, “Look, there are plenty of artists who get to a certain point and they don’t want to be contradicted. I never want to be like that. It’s what’s best for the music, that’s the most important thing. I love to work with other people, to get the ideas bouncing around. There’s been a lot of give-and-take on this album, a lot of to-and-fro, but that’s how I like it. I’m working with people who have been doing this for years, who are at the top of their game. I’d be mad to ignore that.”
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