Dermot O'Leary dismisses role on US 'X Factor'

Wednesday February 8, 2012

Dermot O'Leary doesn't fancy his chances of replacing Steve Jones on the US version of The X Factor.

And the TV host admitted he doesn't even know yet if he will be back on the UK version when it returns later this year.

Dermot is the bookies' favourite to replace Steve after his recent exit along with judges Nicole Scherzinger and Paula Abdul.

But when asked if he thought he would be offered the role, the diplomatic presenter said:

"I would doubt it. I don't want to talk about another person's job because it's not good politics and I love doing the UK show - that's where my heart is."

Dermot said he couldn't confirm whether he'll be hosting the next UK series, due to start in August.

"I had a really good year last year, so of course I hope to do it, but I'm not the sort of person to tempt fate.”

Photo: © Rex

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