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Dermot O'Leary to host 'The X Factor'

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Dermot O'Leary to host 'The X Factor'
ITV has announced that Dermot O'Leary is the new host of The X Factor.

The 33-year-old from Colchester, Essex has signed to present the next two series of the TV singing contest.

He said: "I was very flattered to be offered the job to host such a hugely successful show. I’m really looking forward to working with Simon and the team on the kind of Saturday night entertainment show I grew up watching."

O'Leary has previously presented Big Brother’s Little Brother, Big Brother’s Big Brain and the BBC’s lottery show 1 vs. 100.

The fourth series of The X Factor begins on ITV in the summer. Hopefuls will be split into one of four categories - 14– 24s Boys; 14 – 24s Girls; 25s and Overs and Groups - and there will be a fourth judge.

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