Dermot O’Leary is to return to The X Factor when it hits our screens later this year
The new series will be O’Leary’s ninth, as he took a break from hosting the show last year, while Olly Murs and Caroline Flack took the helm of the popular the programme.
He said “There’s nothing more exciting than hosting live TV on a Saturday night. The show is naturally very close to my heart. I’m really looking forward to it and excited to be back.”
Simon Cowell added, “Dermot’s back! Hooray! And so is his dancing! Welcome home Dermot.”
Dermot is not the only thing to be returning to the show either: the room auditions are back.
Contestants will have to enter the intimate audition rooms and face the judges. If they impress three or more, then they will move on to the next stage of the competition.
The show is on the hunt for a star, and with some of the world’s top talent including One Direction, Olly Murs and Little Mix, owning their fame to the hit show, the bar is set very high.
Auditions begin on 7th April and will be appearing on our screens in the autumn.