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    It's never fun being caught short, busting for the loo with no toilet in sight. But when you're Lady Gaga and dressed in something a little more complex than a pair of jeans it's not quite so simple as finding your nearest lav and doing your business.

    Her solution? Just use the nearest available bin.
    That's exactly what happened when the singer appeared on Alan Carr's chat show at the weekend.

    "I quite often pee in my dressing room in the trash can," she told The Sun.

    "The bathroom is down the hall and you must get redressed. So I said: "F*** it!'

    "Otherwise, I'd be Latey Gaga."

    I bet that's not what the cleaning lady was calling you.

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    A change in personnel over at The X Factor happens as often as Lady Gaga changes her look.

    First, Louis Walsh revealed he might be leaving the show, then Kelly Rowland said she wasn't sure if she'd return next year and now The Xtra Factor's Olly Murs has hinted he could exit too.

    Could this mean yet another massive shake up for the show?
    When we sat down to chat to the cheeky Xtra Factor host, he told us he was unsure if he would be returning to the popular spin-off show he presents with Caroline Flack.

    "I'm delighted at how the first year has gone," he said. "We've increased the viewing figures from last year and made it a much more exciting show. Would the second year be as good? I don't know.

    "The important thing is for me to concentrate on my music to be successful. If I did it again next year, it would probably affect my music a little bit, so we'll see."

    The popstar turned presenter, who revealed he's set for an X Factor performance of his new single Dance With Me Tonight, also responded to the rumours that Simon Cowell is set to return to his seat on the panel next year.

    "It would be pretty amazing, imagine Gary and Simon on the same panel.

    "But it would be brilliant for them [Kelly, Tulisa and Louis] to come back for a second year and really make a go of it. But we'll see, you never know in this game. Simon is a very secretive man and he'll make a decision when he feels it's right."

    WIN! Enter our competition for a chance to bag yourself a trilby hat signed by Olly

    Which is your favourite judging line-up?



    Who would make a good replacement for Olly on Xtra Factor? Leave a comment below.

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    Question: how does a Z-lister get noticed amongst a throng of A - C-listers on the red carpet?

    Answer: Turn up naked. Or there abouts.

    That's exactly what TOWIE's Lauren Pope did at the London premiere of Twilight: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 when she rocked up in a piece of red satin and a belt.

    Apparently, she's calling it a 'dress' - 'custom-made', no less, by someone called Louis Heal. I'll taker her word for it.
    And if you're wondering how she managed to save what was left of her modesty, it was all down to that celeb staple: tit tape.

    Writing on Twitter, she said: "On way to Twilight prem w/Lauren Goodger, hope we aint too late! I musta used a whole roll of tit tape on my dress, pls stay in place!! Ha"

    Also joining Lauren and Twilight stars Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner on the red carpet were fully clothed celebs like Holly Willoughby, Pixie Lott and Tulisa, who turned up with a very classy and grown-up looking Little Mix.

    No tit tape required there.

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    Question: how does a Z-lister get noticed amongst a throng of A - C-listers on the red carpet?

    Answer: Turn up naked. Or there abouts.

    That's exactly what TOWIE's Lauren Pope did at the London premiere of Twilight: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 when she rocked up in a piece of red satin and a belt.

    Apparently, she's calling it a 'dress' - 'custom-made', no less, by someone called Louis Heal. I'll taker her word for it.
    And if you're wondering how she managed to save what was left of her modesty, it was all down to that celeb staple: tit tape.

    Writing on Twitter, she said: "On way to Twilight prem w/Lauren Goodger, hope we aint too late! I musta used a whole roll of tit tape on my dress, pls stay in place!! Ha"

    Also joining Lauren and Twilight stars Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner on the red carpet were fully clothed celebs like Holly Willoughby, Pixie Lott and Tulisa, who turned up with a very classy and grown-up looking Little Mix.

    No tit tape required there.

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    Question: how does a Z-lister get noticed amongst a throng of A - C-listers on the red carpet?

    Answer: Turn up naked. Or there abouts.

    That's exactly what TOWIE's Lauren Pope did at the London premiere of Twilight: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 when she rocked up in a piece of red satin and a belt.

    Apparently, she's calling it a 'dress' - 'custom-made', no less, by someone called Louis Heal. I'll taker her word for it.
    And if you're wondering how she managed to save what was left of her modesty, it was all down to that celeb staple: tit tape.

    Writing on Twitter, she said: "On way to Twilight prem w/Lauren Goodger, hope we aint too late! I musta used a whole roll of tit tape on my dress, pls stay in place!! Ha"

    Also joining Lauren and Twilight stars Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner on the red carpet were fully clothed celebs like Holly Willoughby, Pixie Lott and Tulisa, who turned up with a very classy and grown-up looking Little Mix.

    No tit tape required there.

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    It was only a few weeks ago that we spotted Frankie Sandford back at work with the rest of The Saturdays after being struck down with a mystery illness, but it seems the poor lamb's still not 100%.

    Despite reuniting with her band mates to rehearse for their forthcoming arena tour, Frankie is still under doctors' orders to rest, which means she's had to miss all of The Saturdays' public engagements, including an appearance on yesterday's Daybreak to plug their new single My Heart Takes Over.
    In a statement, the band's press representative told the MailOnline: 'Frankie is still ill and she's taking her time to recover. Under doctor's orders she is only permitted to attend tour rehearsals.

    'She's easing herself back in to things with the group but will be appearing on the tour which starts at the end of this month.'

    There's still no word on exactly what's been wrong with Frankie but her people have denied she's been in rehab or had cosmetic surgery.

    With The Saturday's tour kicking off in two weeks, we're keeping everything crossed that she makes a full and speedy recovery.

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    It was only a few weeks ago that we spotted Frankie Sandford back at work with the rest of The Saturdays after being struck down with a mystery illness, but it seems the poor lamb's still not 100%.

    Despite reuniting with her band mates to rehearse for their forthcoming arena tour, Frankie is still under doctors' orders to rest, which means she's had to miss all of The Saturdays' public engagements, including an appearance on yesterday's Daybreak to plug their new single My Heart Takes Over.
    In a statement, the band's press representative told the MailOnline: 'Frankie is still ill and she's taking her time to recover. Under doctor's orders she is only permitted to attend tour rehearsals.

    'She's easing herself back in to things with the group but will be appearing on the tour which starts at the end of this month.'

    There's still no word on exactly what's been wrong with Frankie but her people have denied she's been in rehab or had cosmetic surgery.

    With The Saturday's tour kicking off in two weeks, we're keeping everything crossed that she makes a full and speedy recovery.

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    It was only a few weeks ago that we spotted Frankie Sandford back at work with the rest of The Saturdays after being struck down with a mystery illness, but it seems the poor lamb's still not 100%.

    Despite reuniting with her band mates to rehearse for their forthcoming arena tour, Frankie is still under doctors' orders to rest, which means she's had to miss all of The Saturdays' public engagements, including an appearance on yesterday's Daybreak to plug their new single My Heart Takes Over.
    In a statement, the band's press representative told the MailOnline: 'Frankie is still ill and she's taking her time to recover. Under doctor's orders she is only permitted to attend tour rehearsals.

    'She's easing herself back in to things with the group but will be appearing on the tour which starts at the end of this month.'

    There's still no word on exactly what's been wrong with Frankie but her people have denied she's been in rehab or had cosmetic surgery.

    With The Saturday's tour kicking off in two weeks, we're keeping everything crossed that she makes a full and speedy recovery.

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    Is there a hot new celebrity couple on the horizon?

    It seems love could be blossoming between Cameron Diaz and rapper P Diddy after being spotted on a string of dinner dates together.
    The pair are said to have got together after the Oscars earlier this year, after Cameron split with boyfriend, baseball player Alex Rodriguez.

    Cam and Diddy were last pictured together on Friday enjoying a cosy lunch in Beverly Hills, where a source claimed they were 'making out and acting romantic'.

    They were first linked together in 2008, but Diddy denied the claims, branding them 'ridiculous'.

    And this time around it's Cameron (or at least her people) who are denying reports of any romance between them.

    Her spokesman told MailOnline: "Cameron and Sean are longtime friends and fans of one another's work. They have been seen together recently because they are developing a film project."

    Diddy had also been spotted with his ex girlfriend recently. However, she claimed he is "single whenever there's a better offer on the table".

    So could Cameron be that better offer?

    Do you think they would make a good couple? Leave a comment below.

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    Is there a hot new celebrity couple on the horizon?

    It seems love could be blossoming between Cameron Diaz and rapper P Diddy after being spotted on a string of dinner dates together.
    The pair are said to have got together after the Oscars earlier this year, after Cameron split with boyfriend, baseball player Alex Rodriguez.

    Cam and Diddy were last pictured together on Friday enjoying a cosy lunch in Beverly Hills, where a source claimed they were 'making out and acting romantic'.

    They were first linked together in 2008, but Diddy denied the claims, branding them 'ridiculous'.

    And this time around it's Cameron (or at least her people) who are denying reports of any romance between them.

    Her spokesman told MailOnline: "Cameron and Sean are longtime friends and fans of one another's work. They have been seen together recently because they are developing a film project."

    Diddy had also been spotted with his ex girlfriend recently. However, she claimed he is "single whenever there's a better offer on the table".

    So could Cameron be that better offer?

    Do you think they would make a good couple? Leave a comment below.

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    Take a look at the pics from last night's Twlight premiere.
     

     


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    Is there a hot new celebrity couple on the horizon?

    It seems love could be blossoming between Cameron Diaz and rapper P Diddy after being spotted on a string of dinner dates together.
    The pair are said to have got together after the Oscars earlier this year, after Cameron split with boyfriend, baseball player Alex Rodriguez.

    Cam and Diddy were last pictured together on Friday enjoying a cosy lunch in Beverly Hills, where a source claimed they were 'making out and acting romantic'.

    They were first linked together in 2008, but Diddy denied the claims, branding them 'ridiculous'.

    And this time around it's Cameron (or at least her people) who are denying reports of any romance between them.

    Her spokesman told MailOnline: "Cameron and Sean are longtime friends and fans of one another's work. They have been seen together recently because they are developing a film project."

    Diddy had also been spotted with his ex girlfriend recently. However, she claimed he is "single whenever there's a better offer on the table".

    So could Cameron be that better offer?

    Do you think they would make a good couple? Leave a comment below.

    Sign up to our weekly newsletter | Follow us on Twitter | Become a fan on Facebook

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    This week I have spent all my time down in the big city rehearsing for the Wonderful Wembley Whizz Bang! Of course every silver lining has a cloud and my cloud this week has been not being able to go home again to Wales and catch up with all the local news.
    Now, I must start the blog with a big thanks to Billy and Ezra. Who are Billy and Ezra you might ask? Well they are the guys who were waiting behind the screen on last Saturday's show with the golden glittery Ferrero Roche suit. That quick change was a real show stopper! Thanks guys.

    As you might expect its been another busy week practising for what looks like being a real blast. Flavia and I have been getting into jive mode and the Wembley show needs a much bigger performance to fill that huge space.

    The press interest has been phenomenal so there have been loads of interviews and photo shoots for Flavia and I to get along to in between our jive sessions. The most wonderful news of the week for me was that Radio 2 are putting together a special Strictly on the Radio show! I will be presenting it and you can hear it at 10.00pm on December 30th, so reach for your diaries now and make a note.

    On Wednesday night Flavia and I were off to catch up with Zoe on It Takes Two. We always love dropping in on Zoe because we have such a good time.

    I listened to Ian Waite and took on what he said about my head and kicks. I know I can sometimes have a bit of a nodding dog look when I am on the floor, so I appreciate what he had to say and I aim to get a thumbs up from Ian for Saturdays show.

    The real high spot of the show was the wonderful message from the fabulous Kylie Minogue. I have been a fan of hers for years and now, it seems, she is one of mine! Simply stunning and such a surprise I found myself welling up. Thanks Kylie.

    Thanks too to Alex from Surrey for her lovely message of support and encouragement. It's great to know the next generation are enjoying Strictly and that I am putting a lovely smile on their faces. Another very BIG thank you to James from Stockport and Madeleine from Retford who both sent me their drawings of me and Flavia. James seems to think all the judges are about to give me 10 points. Let's hope that's an omen for this week's show.

    More from me on Monday about how the Wembley show went.

    Thanks again for all your wonderful messages and the encouragement you send. It means so much.

    If you are one of those who have sent me a message I must ask for your patience. Usually I deal with them all straight away, but the BBC have sent all the messages to my home and because this week has been so busy, I have had to stay in London so I won't be able to deal with the post until I get home again.

    Thanks for being there and keep dancing!

    (C) COPYRIGHT RUSSELL GRANT ASTROLOGY LTD - www.russellgrant.com

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    This week I have spent all my time down in the big city rehearsing for the Wonderful Wembley Whizz Bang! Of course every silver lining has a cloud and my cloud this week has been not being able to go home again to Wales and catch up with all the local news.
    Now, I must start the blog with a big thanks to Billy and Ezra. Who are Billy and Ezra you might ask? Well they are the guys who were waiting behind the screen on last Saturday's show with the golden glittery Ferrero Roche suit. That quick change was a real show stopper! Thanks guys.

    As you might expect its been another busy week practising for what looks like being a real blast. Flavia and I have been getting into jive mode and the Wembley show needs a much bigger performance to fill that huge space.

    The press interest has been phenomenal so there have been loads of interviews and photo shoots for Flavia and I to get along to in between our jive sessions. The most wonderful news of the week for me was that Radio 2 are putting together a special Strictly on the Radio show! I will be presenting it and you can hear it at 10.00pm on December 30th, so reach for your diaries now and make a note.

    On Wednesday night Flavia and I were off to catch up with Zoe on It Takes Two. We always love dropping in on Zoe because we have such a good time.

    I listened to Ian Waite and took on what he said about my head and kicks. I know I can sometimes have a bit of a nodding dog look when I am on the floor, so I appreciate what he had to say and I aim to get a thumbs up from Ian for Saturdays show.

    The real high spot of the show was the wonderful message from the fabulous Kylie Minogue. I have been a fan of hers for years and now, it seems, she is one of mine! Simply stunning and such a surprise I found myself welling up. Thanks Kylie.

    Thanks too to Alex from Surrey for her lovely message of support and encouragement. It's great to know the next generation are enjoying Strictly and that I am putting a lovely smile on their faces. Another very BIG thank you to James from Stockport and Madeleine from Retford who both sent me their drawings of me and Flavia. James seems to think all the judges are about to give me 10 points. Let's hope that's an omen for this week's show.

    More from me on Monday about how the Wembley show went.

    Thanks again for all your wonderful messages and the encouragement you send. It means so much.

    If you are one of those who have sent me a message I must ask for your patience. Usually I deal with them all straight away, but the BBC have sent all the messages to my home and because this week has been so busy, I have had to stay in London so I won't be able to deal with the post until I get home again.

    Thanks for being there and keep dancing!

    (C) COPYRIGHT RUSSELL GRANT ASTROLOGY LTD - www.russellgrant.com

    Russell Grant reveals what the stars have in store for this year's I'm A Celebrity contestants



     

     


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    This week I have spent all my time down in the big city rehearsing for the Wonderful Wembley Whizz Bang! Of course every silver lining has a cloud and my cloud this week has been not being able to go home again to Wales and catch up with all the local news.
    Now, I must start the blog with a big thanks to Billy and Ezra. Who are Billy and Ezra you might ask? Well they are the guys who were waiting behind the screen on last Saturday's show with the golden glittery Ferrero Roche suit. That quick change was a real show stopper! Thanks guys.

    As you might expect its been another busy week practising for what looks like being a real blast. Flavia and I have been getting into jive mode and the Wembley show needs a much bigger performance to fill that huge space.

    The press interest has been phenomenal so there have been loads of interviews and photo shoots for Flavia and I to get along to in between our jive sessions. The most wonderful news of the week for me was that Radio 2 are putting together a special Strictly on the Radio show! I will be presenting it and you can hear it at 10.00pm on December 30th, so reach for your diaries now and make a note.

    On Wednesday night Flavia and I were off to catch up with Zoe on It Takes Two. We always love dropping in on Zoe because we have such a good time.

    I listened to Ian Waite and took on what he said about my head and kicks. I know I can sometimes have a bit of a nodding dog look when I am on the floor, so I appreciate what he had to say and I aim to get a thumbs up from Ian for Saturdays show.

    The real high spot of the show was the wonderful message from the fabulous Kylie Minogue. I have been a fan of hers for years and now, it seems, she is one of mine! Simply stunning and such a surprise I found myself welling up. Thanks Kylie.

    Thanks too to Alex from Surrey for her lovely message of support and encouragement. It's great to know the next generation are enjoying Strictly and that I am putting a lovely smile on their faces. Another very BIG thank you to James from Stockport and Madeleine from Retford who both sent me their drawings of me and Flavia. James seems to think all the judges are about to give me 10 points. Let's hope that's an omen for this week's show.

    More from me on Monday about how the Wembley show went.

    Thanks again for all your wonderful messages and the encouragement you send. It means so much.

    If you are one of those who have sent me a message I must ask for your patience. Usually I deal with them all straight away, but the BBC have sent all the messages to my home and because this week has been so busy, I have had to stay in London so I won't be able to deal with the post until I get home again.

    Thanks for being there and keep dancing!

    (C) COPYRIGHT RUSSELL GRANT ASTROLOGY LTD - www.russellgrant.com

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    This week I have spent all my time down in the big city rehearsing for the Wonderful Wembley Whizz Bang! Of course every silver lining has a cloud and my cloud this week has been not being able to go home again to Wales and catch up with all the local news.
    Now, I must start the blog with a big thanks to Billy and Ezra. Who are Billy and Ezra you might ask? Well they are the guys who were waiting behind the screen on last Saturday's show with the golden glittery Ferrero Roche suit. That quick change was a real show stopper! Thanks guys.

    As you might expect its been another busy week practising for what looks like being a real blast. Flavia and I have been getting into jive mode and the Wembley show needs a much bigger performance to fill that huge space.

    The press interest has been phenomenal so there have been loads of interviews and photo shoots for Flavia and I to get along to in between our jive sessions. The most wonderful news of the week for me was that Radio 2 are putting together a special Strictly on the Radio show! I will be presenting it and you can hear it at 10.00pm on December 30th, so reach for your diaries now and make a note.

    On Wednesday night Flavia and I were off to catch up with Zoe on It Takes Two. We always love dropping in on Zoe because we have such a good time.

    I listened to Ian Waite and took on what he said about my head and kicks. I know I can sometimes have a bit of a nodding dog look when I am on the floor, so I appreciate what he had to say and I aim to get a thumbs up from Ian for Saturdays show.

    The real high spot of the show was the wonderful message from the fabulous Kylie Minogue. I have been a fan of hers for years and now, it seems, she is one of mine! Simply stunning and such a surprise I found myself welling up. Thanks Kylie.

    Thanks too to Alex from Surrey for her lovely message of support and encouragement. It's great to know the next generation are enjoying Strictly and that I am putting a lovely smile on their faces. Another very BIG thank you to James from Stockport and Madeleine from Retford who both sent me their drawings of me and Flavia. James seems to think all the judges are about to give me 10 points. Let's hope that's an omen for this week's show.

    More from me on Monday about how the Wembley show went.

    Thanks again for all your wonderful messages and the encouragement you send. It means so much.

    If you are one of those who have sent me a message I must ask for your patience. Usually I deal with them all straight away, but the BBC have sent all the messages to my home and because this week has been so busy, I have had to stay in London so I won't be able to deal with the post until I get home again.

    Thanks for being there and keep dancing!

    (C) COPYRIGHT RUSSELL GRANT ASTROLOGY LTD - www.russellgrant.com

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    He might be busy presenting The Xtra Factor with Caroline Flack, gigging across the country AND releasing a new single and album, but we still managed to catch Olly Murs for a quick natter about those rumours with Flacko, being axed by Simon Cowell and his desire to host Top of the Pops.
    Where did the new album's name, In Case You Didn't Know, come from?
    It's always really funny when I do interviews because they go 'Olly, you've got a new album out, in case you didn't know, and I say 'of course I know'. It's a silly joke but I do a lot of dad jokes. I just wanted to do something quite quirky really.

    Dance With Me Toinght goes back to your time on The X Factor - was that a conscious decision to go back to that sound?
    I agree with you there. I didn't want to talk about my X Factor days too much because I get told off for it but that's one of the reasons I chose to release Dance With Me Tonight. Obviously when I was on the show I was famous for Superstition and that old school Stevie Wonder, Mowtown vibe and the doing the album, I was like 'I've got to do an old school record', and I think the fans wanted me to do one anyway. The response has been incredible, everyone is really liking it. It has been tough to get it to radio because Heart Skips A Beat was such a huge success, so it's been hard to twist people's arms, because that's still on radio now. But we're really happy with it and fingers crossed the album does as well.

    Can we expect an X Factor performance soon then?
    Yes! It's been confirmed - I'm doing the 27th November. It's going to be great to perform on the show. I've been wanting to do it ever since I came back again and luckily enough I am! We've got a good idea of where we're going to go with the performance. I can't give you any secrets, but I tell you now it's going to be a big surprise.

    Is it going to be weird going from presenter to popstar on the same night?
    I don't know what Caroline thinks yet, but I spoke to her and she's fine with it and said it would be great. She told me 'look, your music comes first' and she understands that more than anyone.

    The first thing you mentioned was Caroline there - have you got something you want to share with us?
    Honestly nothing's going on! We love it. Do you know what, we love working with each other and that's the key thing about it. We genuinely have found a real friendship and we're very close. We're working with each other on the biggest TV show in the country and we're both working at this opportunity and doing the best we can with it. We've increased the viewing figures from last year, made it a much more exciting show, much funnier - who would have thought you'd have got all the judges wearing a Gaga hat at the weekend? Can you imagine Cheryl, Dannii and Simon doing that? They wouldn't have done it. So the fact we've been able to cross that barrier is incredible. We've got a great relationship with the panel where they're happy to get involved.

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    You've said people think there is something going on because you're very flirty - would you be flirting if Konnie Huq was still presenting the show?
    I think I would! I think I'm just an instant flirt with most people. I'm very cheeky. When we do the script meeting with Caroline, we just try to bring out the cheekiness in me and getting involved in the banter with Caroline and she loves that too. We bounce off each other and regardless of the woman, you have to have some kind of attraction and she's a good looking girl. We have a laugh with each other and that's as far as it goes. I think we're very professional as well. We understand that if anything was going to happen between us, and if it did, can you imagine the awkwardness on camera? So the fact that we haven't is great.

    One Direction were on the show at the weekend and Harry Styles and Caroline have had a cheeky snog - did you get jealous?
    Harry's great. The thing about it is everyone is going to be drawn into the fact that me and Caroline are together and the whole 'are they/aren't they' and obviously everyone knows about Caroline snogging Harry. It's common knowledge, but I don't delve into people's private lives so it's up to them what happened, but the banter at the weekend was always going to happen. The boys came on and they're cheeky chappies and so am I, and unfortunately Caroline was sat in the middle of these six lads having a bit of banter about it. But she was brilliant and she held it really well. You've got to laugh about it.

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    What is Caroline's most disgusting habit?
    I don't think she's got one but if she was sat here now she'd tell you every dirty habit I have. I think she's very clean and hygienic. She's pretty much the perfect girlfriend. I sure she has got some but you only really get to know them when you've known someone for ages and we're just at the start of our friendship.

    Current and past judges aside, who would you love to see on the X Factor panel?
    To be honest, I'm all for the current line-up. I'm very happy with the judging panel as it is now. I'm only speaking on behalf of my show, but they've given a fresh new twist on it. They're happy to do all kinds of stuff with us. It would have been weird having Simon, Cheryl and Dannii there. Don't get me wrong, they were great on the show, but the show moves on. It needed a change. I know I'm avoiding the question but I love the current judges.

    It's been reported that Louis is quitting and Kelly is unsure if she'll stay after this series. Do you think the rumours Cheryl's been offered a return and Simon's coming back are likely?
    It's obviously up to them. I don't know what their contracts are. I think that it's a big job to take. I think Cheryl was a big key part of the show and she'll always be linked to the job. But it would be pretty amazing if you imagine Gary and Simon on the same panel?! But I wouldn't want to dismiss Kelly, Tulisa and Louis because they've done such a great job. I'd be delighted if they were all back next year. It would be brilliant for them to come back for a second year and really make a go of it. But we'll see. You never know in this game. Simon is a very secretive man and he'll make a decision when he feels it's right and there is only four weeks left of the show... Wait and see.

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    Will you be back on The Xtra Factor next year?
    I don't know. I'm delighted at how the first year has gone. Would the second year be as good? I don't know. For me it's a different case of being a judge because that's such a big job, but it's less pressure on Xtra. But the important thing is for me to concentrate on my music to be successful. If I did it again next year, it would probably affect my music a little bit, so we'll see. I've managed to do it this year with limited time and I'm sure I would be able to do it next year.

    Do you worry he'll axe you like he did Cheryl?
    If the show was going badly yes, I would be worried. I'd be worried if people were saying it wasn't as good as last year's but I think that the positive feedback we've had, people know it's a better show than it was. So if we can continue to keep it good, we're laughing. Hopefully I can say 'look Simon, we've done a great job on the show, give me a pay rise!'.

    Exclusive Interview: Olly MursRex

    Does he call you up to feedback about the show?
    Simon is brilliant, he's a fantastic man. I've only had limited conversations with him because obviously he's doing the show in the US but I know he's really proud of what I've been doing. He's really proud of how my music's doing as well. On all fronts at the moment he's a proud boss. But that could all change - that's why Simon's so clever. Being around him all the time gives me that desire to keep impressing him. When we put the album together, we sent it to Simon for his feedback and he was really positive about it all. I think he would love Dance With Me Tonight - he lives in the past of the old school crooners.

    Would you like to do more TV now you've broken into it?
    No. I'd only work on The X Factor. If there was a job on it, I'd take it because I've got a reason for being there. I think when you're a TV presenter you have to have a reason for doing it and a lot of them have been around a long time and grafted for that. The reason why it works with me on The Xtra Factor is because I was a contestant on it and I have a relationship with the viewers at home. If I went and did Changing Rooms, they'd be like 'what relevance does he have?'. That's not saying never say never. A job might come up for an amazing show.

    I'm trying to bring back Top of the Pops. I don't know why us artists haven't just stood there and said 'let's back a campaign and bring it back' because it would be the most amazing thing ever. X Factor has got the Sunday show and except for Later with Jools Holland, which is a massive success, there isn't one music show. If you had Friday nights, Top of the Pops for all us artists across the board, and I could host it! I'd love to do that.

    And finally, rank in order of hotness Dannii, Tulisa, Cheryl and Kelly.
    Oooh. Tough, so tough! I can't do it! Cheryl is my favourite though, only because she's so gorgeous. I would love to...

    Olly's single Dance With Me Tonight is released on 20th November with the album, In Case You Didn't Know following on the 28th.

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    He might be busy presenting The Xtra Factor with Caroline Flack, gigging across the country AND releasing a new single and album, but we still managed to catch Olly Murs for a quick natter about those rumours with Flacko, being axed by Simon Cowell and his desire to host Top of the Pops.
    Where did the new album's name, In Case You Didn't Know, come from?
    It's always really funny when I do interviews because they go 'Olly, you've got a new album out, in case you didn't know, and I say 'of course I know'. It's a silly joke but I do a lot of dad jokes. I just wanted to do something quite quirky really.

    Dance With Me Toinght goes back to your time on The X Factor - was that a conscious decision to go back to that sound?
    I agree with you there. I didn't want to talk about my X Factor days too much because I get told off for it but that's one of the reasons I chose to release Dance With Me Tonight. Obviously when I was on the show I was famous for Superstition and that old school Stevie Wonder, Mowtown vibe and the doing the album, I was like 'I've got to do an old school record', and I think the fans wanted me to do one anyway. The response has been incredible, everyone is really liking it. It has been tough to get it to radio because Heart Skips A Beat was such a huge success, so it's been hard to twist people's arms, because that's still on radio now. But we're really happy with it and fingers crossed the album does as well.

    Can we expect an X Factor performance soon then?
    Yes! It's been confirmed - I'm doing the 27th November. It's going to be great to perform on the show. I've been wanting to do it ever since I came back again and luckily enough I am! We've got a good idea of where we're going to go with the performance. I can't give you any secrets, but I tell you now it's going to be a big surprise.

    Is it going to be weird going from presenter to popstar on the same night?
    I don't know what Caroline thinks yet, but I spoke to her and she's fine with it and said it would be great. She told me 'look, your music comes first' and she understands that more than anyone.

    The first thing you mentioned was Caroline there - have you got something you want to share with us?
    Honestly nothing's going on! We love it. Do you know what, we love working with each other and that's the key thing about it. We genuinely have found a real friendship and we're very close. We're working with each other on the biggest TV show in the country and we're both working at this opportunity and doing the best we can with it. We've increased the viewing figures from last year, made it a much more exciting show, much funnier - who would have thought you'd have got all the judges wearing a Gaga hat at the weekend? Can you imagine Cheryl, Dannii and Simon doing that? They wouldn't have done it. So the fact we've been able to cross that barrier is incredible. We've got a great relationship with the panel where they're happy to get involved.

    Exclusive Interview: Olly MursPA

    You've said people think there is something going on because you're very flirty - would you be flirting if Konnie Huq was still presenting the show?
    I think I would! I think I'm just an instant flirt with most people. I'm very cheeky. When we do the script meeting with Caroline, we just try to bring out the cheekiness in me and getting involved in the banter with Caroline and she loves that too. We bounce off each other and regardless of the woman, you have to have some kind of attraction and she's a good looking girl. We have a laugh with each other and that's as far as it goes. I think we're very professional as well. We understand that if anything was going to happen between us, and if it did, can you imagine the awkwardness on camera? So the fact that we haven't is great.

    One Direction were on the show at the weekend and Harry Styles and Caroline have had a cheeky snog - did you get jealous?
    Harry's great. The thing about it is everyone is going to be drawn into the fact that me and Caroline are together and the whole 'are they/aren't they' and obviously everyone knows about Caroline snogging Harry. It's common knowledge, but I don't delve into people's private lives so it's up to them what happened, but the banter at the weekend was always going to happen. The boys came on and they're cheeky chappies and so am I, and unfortunately Caroline was sat in the middle of these six lads having a bit of banter about it. But she was brilliant and she held it really well. You've got to laugh about it.

    Exclusive Interview: Olly MursITV

    What is Caroline's most disgusting habit?
    I don't think she's got one but if she was sat here now she'd tell you every dirty habit I have. I think she's very clean and hygienic. She's pretty much the perfect girlfriend. I sure she has got some but you only really get to know them when you've known someone for ages and we're just at the start of our friendship.

    Current and past judges aside, who would you love to see on the X Factor panel?
    To be honest, I'm all for the current line-up. I'm very happy with the judging panel as it is now. I'm only speaking on behalf of my show, but they've given a fresh new twist on it. They're happy to do all kinds of stuff with us. It would have been weird having Simon, Cheryl and Dannii there. Don't get me wrong, they were great on the show, but the show moves on. It needed a change. I know I'm avoiding the question but I love the current judges.

    It's been reported that Louis is quitting and Kelly is unsure if she'll stay after this series. Do you think the rumours Cheryl's been offered a return and Simon's coming back are likely?
    It's obviously up to them. I don't know what their contracts are. I think that it's a big job to take. I think Cheryl was a big key part of the show and she'll always be linked to the job. But it would be pretty amazing if you imagine Gary and Simon on the same panel?! But I wouldn't want to dismiss Kelly, Tulisa and Louis because they've done such a great job. I'd be delighted if they were all back next year. It would be brilliant for them to come back for a second year and really make a go of it. But we'll see. You never know in this game. Simon is a very secretive man and he'll make a decision when he feels it's right and there is only four weeks left of the show... Wait and see.

    Exclusive Interview: Olly MursPA


    Will you be back on The Xtra Factor next year?
    I don't know. I'm delighted at how the first year has gone. Would the second year be as good? I don't know. For me it's a different case of being a judge because that's such a big job, but it's less pressure on Xtra. But the important thing is for me to concentrate on my music to be successful. If I did it again next year, it would probably affect my music a little bit, so we'll see. I've managed to do it this year with limited time and I'm sure I would be able to do it next year.

    Do you worry Simon will axe you like he did Cheryl?
    If the show was going badly yes, I would be worried. I'd be worried if people were saying it wasn't as good as last year's but I think that the positive feedback we've had, people know it's a better show than it was. So if we can continue to keep it good, we're laughing. Hopefully I can say 'look Simon, we've done a great job on the show, give me a pay rise!'.

    Exclusive Interview: Olly MursRex

    Does he call you up to feedback about the show?
    Simon is brilliant, he's a fantastic man. I've only had limited conversations with him because obviously he's doing the show in the US but I know he's really proud of what I've been doing. He's really proud of how my music's doing as well. On all fronts at the moment he's a proud boss. But that could all change - that's why Simon's so clever. Being around him all the time gives me that desire to keep impressing him. When we put the album together, we sent it to Simon for his feedback and he was really positive about it all. I think he would love Dance With Me Tonight - he lives in the past of the old school crooners.

    Would you like to do more TV now you've broken into it?
    No. I'd only work on The X Factor. If there was a job on it, I'd take it because I've got a reason for being there. I think when you're a TV presenter you have to have a reason for doing it and a lot of them have been around a long time and grafted for that. The reason why it works with me on The Xtra Factor is because I was a contestant on it and I have a relationship with the viewers at home. If I went and did Changing Rooms, they'd be like 'what relevance does he have?'. That's not saying never say never. A job might come up for an amazing show.

    I'm trying to bring back Top of the Pops. I don't know why us artists haven't just stood there and said 'let's back a campaign and bring it back' because it would be the most amazing thing ever. X Factor has got the Sunday show and except for Later with Jools Holland, which is a massive success, there isn't one music show. If you had Friday nights, Top of the Pops for all us artists across the board, and I could host it! I'd love to do that.

    And finally, rank in order of hotness Dannii, Tulisa, Cheryl and Kelly.
    Oooh. Tough, so tough! I can't do it! Cheryl is my favourite though, only because she's so gorgeous. I would love to...

    Olly's single Dance With Me Tonight is released on 20th November with the album, In Case You Didn't Know following on the 28th.

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    He might be busy presenting The Xtra Factor with Caroline Flack, gigging across the country AND releasing a new single and album, but we still managed to catch Olly Murs for a quick natter about those rumours with Flacko, being axed by Simon Cowell and his desire to host Top of the Pops.
    Where did the new album's name, In Case You Didn't Know, come from?
    It's always really funny when I do interviews because they go 'Olly, you've got a new album out, in case you didn't know, and I say 'of course I know'. It's a silly joke but I do a lot of dad jokes. I just wanted to do something quite quirky really.

    Dance With Me Toinght goes back to your time on The X Factor - was that a conscious decision to go back to that sound?
    I agree with you there. I didn't want to talk about my X Factor days too much because I get told off for it but that's one of the reasons I chose to release Dance With Me Tonight. Obviously when I was on the show I was famous for Superstition and that old school Stevie Wonder, Mowtown vibe and the doing the album, I was like 'I've got to do an old school record', and I think the fans wanted me to do one anyway. The response has been incredible, everyone is really liking it. It has been tough to get it to radio because Heart Skips A Beat was such a huge success, so it's been hard to twist people's arms, because that's still on radio now. But we're really happy with it and fingers crossed the album does as well.

    Can we expect an X Factor performance soon then?
    Yes! It's been confirmed - I'm doing the 27th November. It's going to be great to perform on the show. I've been wanting to do it ever since I came back again and luckily enough I am! We've got a good idea of where we're going to go with the performance. I can't give you any secrets, but I tell you now it's going to be a big surprise.

    Is it going to be weird going from presenter to popstar on the same night?
    I don't know what Caroline thinks yet, but I spoke to her and she's fine with it and said it would be great. She told me 'look, your music comes first' and she understands that more than anyone.

    The first thing you mentioned was Caroline there - have you got something you want to share with us?
    Honestly nothing's going on! We love it. Do you know what, we love working with each other and that's the key thing about it. We genuinely have found a real friendship and we're very close. We're working with each other on the biggest TV show in the country and we're both working at this opportunity and doing the best we can with it. We've increased the viewing figures from last year, made it a much more exciting show, much funnier - who would have thought you'd have got all the judges wearing a Gaga hat at the weekend? Can you imagine Cheryl, Dannii and Simon doing that? They wouldn't have done it. So the fact we've been able to cross that barrier is incredible. We've got a great relationship with the panel where they're happy to get involved.

    Exclusive Interview: Olly MursPA

    You've said people think there is something going on because you're very flirty - would you be flirting if Konnie Huq was still presenting the show?
    I think I would! I think I'm just an instant flirt with most people. I'm very cheeky. When we do the script meeting with Caroline, we just try to bring out the cheekiness in me and getting involved in the banter with Caroline and she loves that too. We bounce off each other and regardless of the woman, you have to have some kind of attraction and she's a good looking girl. We have a laugh with each other and that's as far as it goes. I think we're very professional as well. We understand that if anything was going to happen between us, and if it did, can you imagine the awkwardness on camera? So the fact that we haven't is great.

    One Direction were on the show at the weekend and Harry Styles and Caroline have had a cheeky snog - did you get jealous?
    Harry's great. The thing about it is everyone is going to be drawn into the fact that me and Caroline are together and the whole 'are they/aren't they' and obviously everyone knows about Caroline snogging Harry. It's common knowledge, but I don't delve into people's private lives so it's up to them what happened, but the banter at the weekend was always going to happen. The boys came on and they're cheeky chappies and so am I, and unfortunately Caroline was sat in the middle of these six lads having a bit of banter about it. But she was brilliant and she held it really well. You've got to laugh about it.

    Exclusive Interview: Olly MursITV

    What is Caroline's most disgusting habit?
    I don't think she's got one but if she was sat here now she'd tell you every dirty habit I have. I think she's very clean and hygienic. She's pretty much the perfect girlfriend. I sure she has got some but you only really get to know them when you've known someone for ages and we're just at the start of our friendship.

    Current and past judges aside, who would you love to see on the X Factor panel?
    To be honest, I'm all for the current line-up. I'm very happy with the judging panel as it is now. I'm only speaking on behalf of my show, but they've given a fresh new twist on it. They're happy to do all kinds of stuff with us. It would have been weird having Simon, Cheryl and Dannii there. Don't get me wrong, they were great on the show, but the show moves on. It needed a change. I know I'm avoiding the question but I love the current judges.

    It's been reported that Louis is quitting and Kelly is unsure if she'll stay after this series. Do you think the rumours Cheryl's been offered a return and Simon's coming back are likely?
    It's obviously up to them. I don't know what their contracts are. I think that it's a big job to take. I think Cheryl was a big key part of the show and she'll always be linked to the job. But it would be pretty amazing if you imagine Gary and Simon on the same panel?! But I wouldn't want to dismiss Kelly, Tulisa and Louis because they've done such a great job. I'd be delighted if they were all back next year. It would be brilliant for them to come back for a second year and really make a go of it. But we'll see. You never know in this game. Simon is a very secretive man and he'll make a decision when he feels it's right and there is only four weeks left of the show... Wait and see.

    Exclusive Interview: Olly MursPA


    Will you be back on The Xtra Factor next year?
    I don't know. I'm delighted at how the first year has gone. Would the second year be as good? I don't know. For me it's a different case of being a judge because that's such a big job, but it's less pressure on Xtra. But the important thing is for me to concentrate on my music to be successful. If I did it again next year, it would probably affect my music a little bit, so we'll see. I've managed to do it this year with limited time and I'm sure I would be able to do it next year.

    Do you worry Simon will axe you like he did Cheryl?
    If the show was going badly yes, I would be worried. I'd be worried if people were saying it wasn't as good as last year's but I think that the positive feedback we've had, people know it's a better show than it was. So if we can continue to keep it good, we're laughing. Hopefully I can say 'look Simon, we've done a great job on the show, give me a pay rise!'.

    Exclusive Interview: Olly MursRex

    Does he call you up to feedback about the show?
    Simon is brilliant, he's a fantastic man. I've only had limited conversations with him because obviously he's doing the show in the US but I know he's really proud of what I've been doing. He's really proud of how my music's doing as well. On all fronts at the moment he's a proud boss. But that could all change - that's why Simon's so clever. Being around him all the time gives me that desire to keep impressing him. When we put the album together, we sent it to Simon for his feedback and he was really positive about it all. I think he would love Dance With Me Tonight - he lives in the past of the old school crooners.

    Would you like to do more TV now you've broken into it?
    No. I'd only work on The X Factor. If there was a job on it, I'd take it because I've got a reason for being there. I think when you're a TV presenter you have to have a reason for doing it and a lot of them have been around a long time and grafted for that. The reason why it works with me on The Xtra Factor is because I was a contestant on it and I have a relationship with the viewers at home. If I went and did Changing Rooms, they'd be like 'what relevance does he have?'. That's not saying never say never. A job might come up for an amazing show.

    I'm trying to bring back Top of the Pops. I don't know why us artists haven't just stood there and said 'let's back a campaign and bring it back' because it would be the most amazing thing ever. X Factor has got the Sunday show and except for Later with Jools Holland, which is a massive success, there isn't one music show. If you had Friday nights, Top of the Pops for all us artists across the board, and I could host it! I'd love to do that.

    And finally, rank in order of hotness Dannii, Tulisa, Cheryl and Kelly.
    Oooh. Tough, so tough! I can't do it! Cheryl is my favourite though, only because she's so gorgeous. I would love to...

    Olly's single Dance With Me Tonight is released on 20th November with the album, In Case You Didn't Know following on the 28th.

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    He might be busy presenting The Xtra Factor with Caroline Flack, gigging across the country AND releasing a new single and album, but we still managed to catch Olly Murs for a quick natter about those rumours with Flacko, being axed by Simon Cowell and his desire to host Top of the Pops.
    Where did the new album's name, In Case You Didn't Know, come from?
    It's always really funny when I do interviews because they go 'Olly, you've got a new album out, in case you didn't know, and I say 'of course I know'. It's a silly joke but I do a lot of dad jokes. I just wanted to do something quite quirky really.

    Dance With Me Toinght goes back to your time on The X Factor - was that a conscious decision to go back to that sound?
    I agree with you there. I didn't want to talk about my X Factor days too much because I get told off for it but that's one of the reasons I chose to release Dance With Me Tonight. Obviously when I was on the show I was famous for Superstition and that old school Stevie Wonder, Mowtown vibe and the doing the album, I was like 'I've got to do an old school record', and I think the fans wanted me to do one anyway. The response has been incredible, everyone is really liking it. It has been tough to get it to radio because Heart Skips A Beat was such a huge success, so it's been hard to twist people's arms, because that's still on radio now. But we're really happy with it and fingers crossed the album does as well.

    Can we expect an X Factor performance soon then?
    Yes! It's been confirmed - I'm doing the 27th November. It's going to be great to perform on the show. I've been wanting to do it ever since I came back again and luckily enough I am! We've got a good idea of where we're going to go with the performance. I can't give you any secrets, but I tell you now it's going to be a big surprise.

    Is it going to be weird going from presenter to popstar on the same night?
    I don't know what Caroline thinks yet, but I spoke to her and she's fine with it and said it would be great. She told me 'look, your music comes first' and she understands that more than anyone.

    The first thing you mentioned was Caroline there - have you got something you want to share with us?
    Honestly nothing's going on! We love it. Do you know what, we love working with each other and that's the key thing about it. We genuinely have found a real friendship and we're very close. We're working with each other on the biggest TV show in the country and we're both working at this opportunity and doing the best we can with it. We've increased the viewing figures from last year, made it a much more exciting show, much funnier - who would have thought you'd have got all the judges wearing a Gaga hat at the weekend? Can you imagine Cheryl, Dannii and Simon doing that? They wouldn't have done it. So the fact we've been able to cross that barrier is incredible. We've got a great relationship with the panel where they're happy to get involved.

    Exclusive Interview: Olly MursPA

    You've said people think there is something going on because you're very flirty - would you be flirting if Konnie Huq was still presenting the show?
    I think I would! I think I'm just an instant flirt with most people. I'm very cheeky. When we do the script meeting with Caroline, we just try to bring out the cheekiness in me and getting involved in the banter with Caroline and she loves that too. We bounce off each other and regardless of the woman, you have to have some kind of attraction and she's a good looking girl. We have a laugh with each other and that's as far as it goes. I think we're very professional as well. We understand that if anything was going to happen between us, and if it did, can you imagine the awkwardness on camera? So the fact that we haven't is great.

    One Direction were on the show at the weekend and Harry Styles and Caroline have had a cheeky snog - did you get jealous?
    Harry's great. The thing about it is everyone is going to be drawn into the fact that me and Caroline are together and the whole 'are they/aren't they' and obviously everyone knows about Caroline snogging Harry. It's common knowledge, but I don't delve into people's private lives so it's up to them what happened, but the banter at the weekend was always going to happen. The boys came on and they're cheeky chappies and so am I, and unfortunately Caroline was sat in the middle of these six lads having a bit of banter about it. But she was brilliant and she held it really well. You've got to laugh about it.

    Exclusive Interview: Olly MursITV

    What is Caroline's most disgusting habit?
    I don't think she's got one but if she was sat here now she'd tell you every dirty habit I have. I think she's very clean and hygienic. She's pretty much the perfect girlfriend. I sure she has got some but you only really get to know them when you've known someone for ages and we're just at the start of our friendship.

    Current and past judges aside, who would you love to see on the X Factor panel?
    To be honest, I'm all for the current line-up. I'm very happy with the judging panel as it is now. I'm only speaking on behalf of my show, but they've given a fresh new twist on it. They're happy to do all kinds of stuff with us. It would have been weird having Simon, Cheryl and Dannii there. Don't get me wrong, they were great on the show, but the show moves on. It needed a change. I know I'm avoiding the question but I love the current judges.

    It's been reported that Louis is quitting and Kelly is unsure if she'll stay after this series. Do you think the rumours Cheryl's been offered a return and Simon's coming back are likely?
    It's obviously up to them. I don't know what their contracts are. I think that it's a big job to take. I think Cheryl was a big key part of the show and she'll always be linked to the job. But it would be pretty amazing if you imagine Gary and Simon on the same panel?! But I wouldn't want to dismiss Kelly, Tulisa and Louis because they've done such a great job. I'd be delighted if they were all back next year. It would be brilliant for them to come back for a second year and really make a go of it. But we'll see. You never know in this game. Simon is a very secretive man and he'll make a decision when he feels it's right and there is only four weeks left of the show... Wait and see.

    Exclusive Interview: Olly MursPA


    Will you be back on The Xtra Factor next year?
    I don't know. I'm delighted at how the first year has gone. Would the second year be as good? I don't know. For me it's a different case of being a judge because that's such a big job, but it's less pressure on Xtra. But the important thing is for me to concentrate on my music to be successful. If I did it again next year, it would probably affect my music a little bit, so we'll see. I've managed to do it this year with limited time and I'm sure I would be able to do it next year.

    Do you worry Simon will axe you like he did Cheryl?
    If the show was going badly yes, I would be worried. I'd be worried if people were saying it wasn't as good as last year's but I think that the positive feedback we've had, people know it's a better show than it was. So if we can continue to keep it good, we're laughing. Hopefully I can say 'look Simon, we've done a great job on the show, give me a pay rise!'.

    Exclusive Interview: Olly MursRex

    Does he call you up to feedback about the show?
    Simon is brilliant, he's a fantastic man. I've only had limited conversations with him because obviously he's doing the show in the US but I know he's really proud of what I've been doing. He's really proud of how my music's doing as well. On all fronts at the moment he's a proud boss. But that could all change - that's why Simon's so clever. Being around him all the time gives me that desire to keep impressing him. When we put the album together, we sent it to Simon for his feedback and he was really positive about it all. I think he would love Dance With Me Tonight - he lives in the past of the old school crooners.

    Would you like to do more TV now you've broken into it?
    No. I'd only work on The X Factor. If there was a job on it, I'd take it because I've got a reason for being there. I think when you're a TV presenter you have to have a reason for doing it and a lot of them have been around a long time and grafted for that. The reason why it works with me on The Xtra Factor is because I was a contestant on it and I have a relationship with the viewers at home. If I went and did Changing Rooms, they'd be like 'what relevance does he have?'. That's not saying never say never. A job might come up for an amazing show.

    I'm trying to bring back Top of the Pops. I don't know why us artists haven't just stood there and said 'let's back a campaign and bring it back' because it would be the most amazing thing ever. X Factor has got the Sunday show and except for Later with Jools Holland, which is a massive success, there isn't one music show. If you had Friday nights, Top of the Pops for all us artists across the board, and I could host it! I'd love to do that.

    And finally, rank in order of hotness Dannii, Tulisa, Cheryl and Kelly.
    Oooh. Tough, so tough! I can't do it! Cheryl is my favourite though, only because she's so gorgeous. I would love to...

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  • 11/17/11--03:41: Simon Cowell starts tweeting
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    Everyone's favourite X Factor judge has finally joined the world of Twitter.

    We've missed Simon Cowell's put downs since he left The X Factor over here, so we're glad we can soak up some of his dry wit now he's set up his own account on the micro blogging site.
    Tweeting for the first time from his @SimonCowell username, he said: "It's official, I know it's taken a while. It's really me! We're live in 10 minutes. I'll keep you posted. Lots of love #iamsimon"

    But unlike Twitter newbies, he didn't waste much time on pleasantries and started laying into his fellow judges on The X Factor USA.

    He branded LA Reid 'mad' and said Paula Abdul looked like she was 'sucking on a lemon'.

    However he reserved his best put downs for Piers Morgan after his former Britain's Got Talent colleague told him 'nobody was watching X Factor' in the US as they were watching his chat show instead.

    "Look up the word deluded in your dictionary," Simon retorted.

    One other thing we noticed is that Simon isn't following Cheryl Cole yet, nor is she following him. So perhaps they haven't made up after all.

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