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Dermot O'Leary: I won't be appearing on Strictly Come Dancing


Dermot O'Leary

Dermot O'Leary

Dermot O'Leary

Former X Factor host Dermot O'Leary has dismissed reports that he will be foxtrotting his way on to Strictly Come Dancing.

The presenter (42) was thought to be joining the BBC One show in the autumn following his exit from ITV rival The X Factor. But he denied it.

"I won't be going on Strictly. They have two very good hosts and it's a brilliant show," he said. "I still have The X Factor in my blood - I love the show, so I'd never be a competitor on Strictly."

Strictly's co-presenter Tess Daly has said she would like to see O'Leary on the dancefloor.

He recently danced for 24 hours for Comic Relief.