X Factor: Luke Franks returning as online presenter

Published Tuesday, Aug 18 2015, 13:04 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
X Factor has swapped judges, hosts and spinoff show hosts this year, but it is sticking by online presenter Luke Franks!

ITV confirmed today that Luke will be back this year as the official X Factor online presenter, bringing website users all the backstage goss from the auditions and live shows.

Luke, who also hosts CITV's Scrambled, said: "I'm buzzing to back on The X Factor this year, it's the most fun show ever to work on and there's some genuinely incredible acts this year that I think will surprise people. I can't wait for it to start."

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While Luke will be back again, many other aspects of have changed for its 12th series, which airs on ITV this autumn.

Simon Cowell and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini are back as judges, with Rita Ora and BBC Radio 1 Breakfast Show host Nick Grimshaw joining the panel.

On the hosting side of things, long-time presenter Dermot O'Leary has stepped down and former Xtra Factor duo Caroline Flack and Olly Murs have replaced him, making them the show's first ever double-presenting team.

The Saturdays' Rochelle Humes and Kiss FM DJ Melvin Odoom will replace Sarah-Jane Crawford on spinoff show Xtra Factor.

As well as changes to the judging and hosting lineups, we're also expecting changes to the format. It's rumoured the judges' houses will take place live this year and producers have been telling hopefuls to stay away from sob stories in bid to make the show more fun and fresh.

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