Olly Murs: "I'm jealous of seeing Caroline Flack with a new co-star!"

Published Friday, Sep 6 2013, 12:50 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Olly Murs has joked that he doesn't plan on watching The Xtra Factor this year because he will be too jealous of seeing Caroline Flack presenting the show with someone else.

The cheeky Essex singer appeared on ITV's Daybreak this morning (6 September) and revealed that he is going to find it too hard to see his former co-star on The Xtra Factor without him.

Olly Murs and Caroline Flack at Dermot O'Leary's birthday bash

© Twitter / Caroline Flack

Olly Murs and Caroline got along like a house on fire during their time on The Xtra Factor

He said: "I told Caroline I'm refusing to watch the show, I'm going to be too jealous to see a new guy stood next to her."

Olly presented The Xtra Factor alongside Caroline for two years and the pair hit it off immediately, becoming popular with both the producers and the viewers at home.

However, Olly announced that he was leaving the show this year to focus on his music and was replaced by comedian Matt Richardson. Although, it sounds like Olly isn't too keen on someone taking his spot!

While on Daybreak, the pop star also discussed why he prefers to keep his love life out of the public eye and claimed that celebrity relationships never seem to last long.

"I think it's important if you're going to have a relationship for it to sustain… especially being a celebrity or a popstar, relationship sell by dates are a year," he said.

Caroline Flack and Matt Richardson host The Xtra Factor in France - September 2013

© Instagram / flackcaroline

Caroline is now presenting the show with Matt Richardson (right)

The 29-year-old has been keeping very busy with his music career in recent months and recently he even landed his dream gig supporting Robbie Williams on tour.

Speaking about going on the road with Robbie, Olly said the opportunity was "a dream come true".

"What you see is what you get with him, he's a gent," he gushed. "He's a top guy, he's funny, he's brilliant to be around... Robbie would be a great person to write with. We could do a 'Let Me Entertain You 2'!"

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Watch Olly's video for 'Right Place Right Time' below: