‘My dream job’: Saturdays star set to join the world of The X Factor

Some more big news from The X Factor team today as it's been revealed that Saturdays singer Rochelle Humes will be taking over as host of The Xtra Factor.

The 26-year-old singer confirmed the exciting development via Twitter just now, telling fans she was "beyond excited" to be chosen as host.

Rochelle will be joining comedian and TV presenter Melvin Odoom on the new series, which acts as a sister show to The X Factor.

The pair will replace Sarah Jane Crawford, who was axed after just one year on the show. Since it was revealed a new hosting spot was up for grabs, a number of possibles have been touted, among them Irish MTV presenter Laura Whitmore and YouTube star Zoella.

​Rochelle's new job comes with good timing too, as she recently revealed that her fellow Saturdays stars are all taking some time out from the band to work on solo projects. ""It's refreshing to do things on your own so that's how the situation is." she said.

The singer is not the only member of The Saturdays to have been involved in a TV talent show, either. Her bandmate Una Foden recently finished up as a judge on this year's The Voice of Ireland, while Frankie Sandford-Bridge finished in second place on last year's Strictly Come Dancing. Two big acts for Rochelle to follow!

Rochelle and Mervin are one of three boy-girl teams set to join The X Factor this year. Caroline Flack and Olly Murs were confirmed back in March as the new hosting team for the main show, following Dermot O'Leary's exit, while Rita Ora and Nick Grimshaw were added to the judging panel earlier this week. 

Do we sense a theme forming, Simon?

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