Olly Murs hints new X Factor judge could be "someone unknown"

Published Monday, Jun 8 2015, 12:25 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
As if there weren't enough rumoured X Factor judges to mull over, Olly Murs has now hinted "it could be someone completely unknown." The plot thickens!

Ever since Louis Walsh stepped down as judge, the rumour mill has been churning out name after name, with everyone from Louis Tomlinson to Nick Grimshaw offered up as potential replacements.

Speaking at Capital's Summertime Ball, Olly, who will be hosting this year's X Factor alongside Caroline Flack, said: "When you're picking judges you've got to remember that Louis, Sharon and Simon back in the day when they were on the panel, they weren't celebrities at the time."

Olly Murs arrives at Capital FM Summertime Ball, 6th June 2015

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He added: "If you've got a really strong personality and got a good appeal you'd be amazing on it, so it could be someone completely unknown."

The 'Troublemaker' singer did seem pretty keen on rumoured judge Rita Ora taking on the role, saying: "I think she's great, she's a really amazing great fun person, and she'd be great on the panel. She's very opinionated and obviously she was great on The Voice. It would be good for Simon if he got her, but it's all rumours."

Still sounds promising though, right?!

Rita Ora poses up a storm, 2015

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Olly has even taken matters into his own hands when it comes to filling the sought after position, admitting: "I was trying to convince Robbie (Williams) the other week to do it. I thought he'd be amazing but it was a straight no from him."

Well at least that's one person we can cross off the list!

Olly revealed he's excited to kick off his new presenting role, saying: "I can't wait, I've been working really hard this year focusing on my music and the touring, so its going to be a nice end of the year to go back on to the hosting and presenting."

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