X Factor: Rochelle Humes to present Xtra Factor spin-off

  • 19 June 2015
Rochelle Humes and Melvin Odoom Image copyright PA
Image caption Rochelle and Melvin both have experience working on ITV programmes

Saturdays singer Rochelle Humes is the new host of The X Factor spin-off show The Xtra Factor, where she has been partnered with radio DJ Melvin Odoom.

The pair will be taking over the job from Sarah-Jane Crawford, who only hosted the show for one series.

This year's X Factor will see big changes, with judges Louis Walsh, Mel B and presenter Dermot O'Leary leaving.

Simon Cowell and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini are the only faces returning.

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Olly Murs and Caroline Flack have already been named as The X Factor's new presenters.

The judging panel will be completed by newcomers Nick Grimshaw and Rita Ora, who was poached from BBC One's The Voice.

Rochelle's new co-host Melvin Odoom is best known for presenting Kiss FM's breakfast show in London since 2007.

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Image caption New judging line-up: Nick Grimshaw, Cheryl and Rita Ora will be trying to find new popstars along with Simon Cowell

The Xtra Factor is a spin-off show to the main weekend programme, and follows the backstage action, as well as chatting with judges and contestants.

Humes said: "I have watched The Xtra Factor for years so I am beyond excited about joining such a brilliant team and getting to work with my old friend Melvin makes it even better.

"I also can't wait to meet the contestants and be a part of their X Factor experience."

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