Wednesday 23 August 2017

Laura Whitmore tipped to replace Dermot O'Leary as X Factor presenter

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 10: Laura Whitmore attends the TRIC Television and Radio Industries Club Awards at The Grosvenor House Hotel on March 10, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 10: Laura Whitmore attends the TRIC Television and Radio Industries Club Awards at The Grosvenor House Hotel on March 10, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images)
Eoghan McDermott and Laura Whitmore at the Casa BACARDi Arena at Electric
Laura Whitmore

Elaine McCahill

Laura Whitmore left MTV News to pursue other projects and now the bookies have tipped her as one of the favourites to take over from Dermot O'Leary on the X Factor.

The Bray native has spent her 20s on screen interviewing some of the world's biggest music stars from Rihanna to Sam Smith and many think she would be the perfect fit.

Other stars in the running for the job include former Xtra Factor presenters Olly Murs and Caroline Flack.

Rumours had been circulating last year that Laura was in the running for the Xtra Factor gig but she lost out to her pal Sarah-Jane Crawford.

Laura (29) is also rumoured to be presenting a remake of the popular reality show Celebrity Love Island.

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