Dermot O’Leary has announced he won’t be returning to The X Factor. In a statement the presenter said:”After eight wonderful years on The X Factor it’s time for me to move on. I’d like to thank ITV, Simon, The X Factor family and particularly the viewers, all of whom have been a big part of my life for so long. I’d like to wish the team all the best for the future, especially whoever takes over from me. You’re about to be the conductor on the most brilliant, runaway train in showbiz. Good luck you’ll love it!”
O’Leary has fronted the ITV talent show for eight years.
X Factor is to return in the Autumn.