Stand-up comic replacing Olly Murs as Xtra Factor host

Matt Richardson and Caroline Flack will present the Xtra Faxtor Credit: ITV

Stand-up comic Matt Richardson is replacing Olly Murs as co-host of the Xtra Factor this series with Caroline Flack.

Matt, 22, is just about to start his first UK tour called 'Hometown Hero', and has previously appeared on Big Brother's Bit on the Side'.

He takes over from Olly Murs on the side-kick show, who formerly presented it alongside Caroline Flack, and is now concentrating on his singing career.

In a trailer for the new series, Caroline strolls through a street party where only former X Factor contestants are invited, and where Matt Richardson holds up a sign saying 'look Mum, i'm on TV.'

The new series of the Xtra Factor starts at 9.20pm on Saturday on ITV2.

See the X Factor website for the latest news on the show.

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