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Murs: I may quit Xtra Factor gig

Published 29/12/2011 | 12:58

Olly Murs isn't sure if he will return to The Xtra Factor
Olly Murs isn't sure if he will return to The Xtra Factor

Olly Murs has revealed he is considering quitting The Xtra Factor as he doesn't want to be known just as a TV presenter.

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The 27-year-old singer - who was runner-up in the 2009 X Factor final - co-presented the ITV2 spin-off show with Caroline Flack and was a big hit as a presenter.

But Olly told New! magazine: "We'll see what happens. Presenting is a tricky one. The more you do it, the more you get typecast as a presenter and I'm not a TV presenter, you know? I want to continue my singing."

Olly also admitted it was uncertain if judges Gary Barlow, Tulisa Contostavlos and Kelly Rowland would return as well.

He said: "I don't know if they'll all be back. I guess it's the same for me as it is for them."

Simon Cowell is expected to give The X Factor another shake-up after it suffered a ratings loss against Strictly Come Dancing this year.

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