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

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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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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."