Dermot O'Leary's US X Factor Dream Over
While Chezza waits to learn her fate, Dermot will NOT be hosting the show...
Dermot O'Leary's hopes of hosting the US version of Simon Cowellthat he has not landed the coveted role, and instead the programme will be fronted by a “non-conventional” female superstar and a male pin-up singer.
O'Leary has since renewed his contract on the UK series, with the 37-year old claiming that he is "disappointed" about not getting the job Stateside.
He told the newspaper: "I am obviously disappointed that I didn’t get the American gig. I would have loved a crack at it. At least I was the only Brit to make the shortlist.”
An insider added: "It’s no reflection on Dermot. The US show is just going a different way. He is happy with the new deal, while Simon is confident he will deliver an all-star cast over in the US."
As for for the American version of the series, the music mogul is also said to be deliberating on who to pick for the panel, with sources claiming that Chezza has been bumped from a judging role and will help Simon mentor the contestants instead.