Caroline Flack Awkwardly Responds To Dermot O Leary X Factor News

Things got very awkward for Caroline Flack when she was asked to respond to the news that Dermot O Leary would be returning to present the X Factor.

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Asked about the news on Celebrity Juice, the TV presenter visibly squirmed in her seat and remained tight lipped about her departure from the hit ITV show.

The former host was reportedly axed from the show following negative reviews of her performance fronting the show’s last series.

“So you’ve had some big news recently haven’t you?” Keith Lemon says to which a shocked Caroline coyly replied: “Have I?”

Clearly reveling in her discomfort, he went on: “Are you ok to talk about it?” to which Caroline responded: “Right here? Right now?” clearly uncomfortable with where things seemed to be headed.

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“There’s an elephant in the room so let’s discuss it,” Keith continued despite the awkward atmosphere.

And then, just as things became pretty much unbearable, Keith said: “You’ve dyed your hair?” to which Caroline breathed a sigh of relief.

However, unable to resist Keith then asks whether Olly Murs has also dyed his hair before adding Dermot O Leary into the mix and saying: “I wanted to talk about X Factor - do you see what I did there?”

Meanwhile, Dermot has confirmed his return to the show and says he is ‘looking forward’ to the new series.

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“There is nothing more exciting than hosting live TV on a Saturday night. The show is naturally very close to my heart, after having hosted it for eight years. I’m really looking forward to it, and excited to be back.”

And show boss Simon Cowell was just as chuffed to have him back, saying: “Dermot’s back, hooray! And so is his dancing! Welcome home, Dermot.”

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