X Factor Denial That Olly Murs Is Joining As Judge
Also denied Robbie Williams would replace Gary Barlow...
X Factor insiders at ITV have told Digital Spy there is “no truth… whatsoever” to rumours that Olly and Robbie will be joining the judging panel in 2014.
Olly was famously a runner up on the 2009 series and went on to co-host two seasons of The Xtra Factor with Caroline Flack. Robbie, meanwhile, has been a guest mentor twice on the show, once with Gary and once with Sharon.
While it’s sad we won’t get to see the swing singers interact on the X Factor, there’ll no doubt be plenty of other opportunities to see the talented twoseome together. Over the last year, bromance has blossomed between Olly and Robbie with the two touring together over the summer and collaborating on a cover of Jungle Book song I Wan’na Be Like You for Robbie’s recent swing album. Olly even recently hinted he and Robbie are planning on writing an original song together.
Last week Olly said on The Jonathan Ross Show that while he “loves” the X Factor, he’s probably “too nice” to be a judge.