JLS, The Wanted to cover for Olly Murs on 'Xtra Factor'?
Published May 5 2012, 10:42 BST | By Colin Daniels Xtra Factor
bosses have reportedly lined up three boybands to cover for Olly Murs
on the show.
The singer will miss most of the auditions stage
of the competition as he tours the US with One Direction
The Wanted, JLS and McFly are being tipped as stand-ins to help Caroline Flack, who recently confirmed her return
to the ITV2 show.
"Olly has basically ruled himself out of the audition stages of The Xtra Factor
by going to the US to tour with One Direction," a source told The Sun
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"He'll be back for the live shows but in the meantime we need stand-ins as it's quite a rowdy show and works better with more than one presenter.
"It was going to just be JLS before, who have experience of the show as that's what shot them to fame. But during talks we realised that it might be better if we used a few boybands."
It is yet to be decided whether an entire band will take over each episode or individual members will take it in turns to host alongside Flack.
Watch a behind-the-scenes video of JLS promoting the London 2012 Team GB bracelet below: