Duo tipped to replace Dermot O’Leary as X Factor presenters

We were pretty shocked to hear that, after seven wonderful years on the show, Dermot O’Leary is leaving his presenting gig on The X Factor.

Now that the news has sunk in, attention has turned to just who will replace Dermot, and it looks as though we have a front-runner – well, two, actually.

Indeed, after the success of their stint on The Xtra Factor, it’s singer and X Factor alumnus Olly Murs and presenter Caroline Flack who are tipped to take over.

While Ryan Seacrest’s and Marvin Humes’ names have also been bandied about already, fans of the show clearly have a soft spot for Olly and Caroline.

Indeed, Twitter users appear to be very excited at the prospect of having the pair back, with one writing: “Imagine if Caroline Flack and Olly Murs came back to The X Factor to present the main show? That would be amazing!”

Olly has also added fuel the rumour himself, cancelling his April 8th gig in Stockholm on the same day that Dermot’s departure from the show was announced.

We’ll keep you guys updated, but it certainly looks like we have some early favourites!