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 23-year-old One Direction singer took to Twitter to vent his frustrations at The Voice UK for seemingly calling out The X Factor.
“Is bad mouthing The X Factor the only way The Voice knows how to promo their show ? #everyyear,” he tweeted.
He may be referring to Rita Ora‘s recent comments about why she chose to be on The Voice.
“The respect levels for this show are really high,” she told The Daily Star. “It is well received and respected by other artists. That is why I joined, because I really respected the format and how it musically connected to the contestants. I don’t know how X Factor works, I was only there as a guest judge for a day. But I watched The Voice a lot, I respected how it came across on TV and I love the freedom we get as coaches to do what we want.”
Robert Pattinson‘s older sister Lizzy has sadly been eliminated from The X Factor UK singing competition over the weekend.
“Thanks so much for the messages of support over the last few months. Wow! It has been an amazing experience – challenging and scary, but mostly great fun! Looking forward to bringing you some new songs soon … x” the 31-year-old singer wrote on her Facebook account after being eliminated from the competition on Sunday (October 5) by Simon Cowell.
“Thanks for your lovely messages???????? I had laringytus at judges’ houses, but did the best I could ???????????????? the show must go on! ????????Best time ever ??” Lizzy explained on Twitter.
“I’ve had a fantastic time over the last 12 years, both on The X Factor and American Idol,” Simon shared in a statement.
He continued, “And apart from being lucky enough to find some amazing talent on the shows, I have always had an incredible welcome from the American public (most of the time!). Last year, for a number of reasons, I had to make a decision to return to the UK version of The X Factor in 2014. So for now, I’m back to the UK and I want to thank Fox for being an incredible partner and I also want to thank everybody who has supported my shows. America, I’ll see you soon!”