Olly Murs: 'Simon Cowell asked me to host X Factor over curry!'

Published Wednesday, May 13 2015, 12:31 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Olly Murs has revealed Simon Cowell presented him with a curry feast when the pair spoke about his X Factor presenting role! Yum.

We already know Caroline Flack and Olly Murs will be returning to The X Factor this year as main presenters as Dermot O'Leary left the show after eight years at the helm.

Olly Murs and Caroline Flack confirmed as new X Factor hosts, 2015


What we didn't know until now, was how the agreement came about. Turns out Simon presented Olly with an absolute feast of curry dishes with all those yummy extras like chutneys, poppadoms and naan bread. Anyone else hungry?

Whilst Olly gorged on curry and Simon tucked into...er, shepherd's pie, the pair spoke about The X Factor and about Olly potentially returning as host. Was he really going to say no at this point? There was NAAN.

Olly told The Sun: 'He asked if I wanted a curry and I said I love curry. So I go round to his house and he has all these amazing curries that have been home-made in his kitchens. There was a spicy chicken curry and a milder one, and all these dishes of chutneys and poppadums and naan bread, a proper feast.

"And then at his end of the table there was this huge bowl of shepherd's pie. He said, 'I decided I didn't want curry in the end, so I'm having shepherd's pie. But I know you wanted curry'."

*swoon* that's so thoughtful! Is it weird that Simon and Olly had our dream date?

We can't wait to see Caroline and Olly back together in the new series of The X Factor!

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