Simon wants an older person back after admitting last year’s series was too youthful, which might have made more people go to just wasn't the same without our Dermot!Simon Cowell confirmed the news saying: 'Dermot's back, hooray! Welcome home, Dermot.' Dermot released a statement saying that he was 'really looking forward' to being an X Factor presenter again and was 'very flattered to be asked back', just one series after he wrapped up his eight year career on the show.; 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.’ 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.It’s just a much nicer feel.” Although, Richardson jokes the broadcaster would need to have moved on from his Xtra past if he's to have a chance of landing his coveted role...
Matt Richardson thinks his former Xtra Factor buddy Caroline Flack has had a rough ride following her departure as co-host of the main show after just one series.
We're not sure how because it seems like just yesterday Honey G was trying – and miserably failing – to be the next Missy Elliott before Matt Terry eventually won last year.
But moving forward, Simon Cowell, Nicole Scherzinger, Sharon Osbourne and Louis Walsh are now on the lookout for the next big thing as preparation for series 14 gets underway. Simon Cowell has 100% confirmed that last year's panel is coming back for 2017.
Simon is mentoring the girls - this is the first time he’s taken on this category as it stands. Sharon is mentoring the overs, arguably everyone’s least favourite category… Rumour had it Louis had flown over to LA for a series of meetings with show boss Simon Cowell, who was said to be 'doing all he can to sign him for the next series'.
Nicole returned to the boys, which she’s been mega-successful at in previous years. A source told The Sun before the contract was inked that: 'Louis is up for it.