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Kimberley Walsh Set To Host The Xtra Factor!


The British X Factor might be losing one member of Girls Aloud from its team, but worry not! Another one may be signing up!

Now that Cheryl Cole seems to be relatively close to landing a judging position on the US version of the reality competition, Kimberley Walsh is reportedly set to replace Konnie Huq as the presenter of UK's companion series, The Xtra Factor, in light of rumors that Simon Cowell fired the latter for her underwhelming performance during the last season!

According to sources:

"Kimberley was worried that she wouldn’t be suitable for the role with Cole as a judge, as she may have been biased towards her acts but now Cheryl is off to America she feels it is the perfect opportunity. Cheryl has put in a good word for her and bosses were impressed after seeing her present Suck My Pop last year. It’s pretty much a done deal."

Nice! Isn't it so funny how things work out sometimes?

And we're thrilled that Chezza was nice enough to show her support! Such a good friend!

What do U think?? Is Kimberley a good fit for The Xtra Factor?

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More Simon Cowell Coming To British TV!

Filed under: TV NewsAnglophiliaSimon CowellX FactorReality TV

simon cowell signs three year deal with britains itv

ITV Loooooooooves Simon!

The British channel has signed three year deals for both X Factor and Britain's Got Talent, AND they've secured exclusive broadcast rights to the American X Factor, which will be featured on ITV2, along with America's Got Talent.

What does all of this mean? Here's what you need to know:

-Simon Cowell - On ITV until 2013

-Britain's Got Talent - Returns in Spring 2011

-UK X Factor - Returns in Autumn 2011

-ITV2's Britain's Got More Talent and The Xtra Factor - Will Return, Dates TBD

Here's what Simon Cowell had to say about his deal with ITV:

"I am thrilled this deal has been concluded with ITV to enable our relationship to continue to develop. I am committed to making sure both shows get bigger and better every year."

"I have a lot to thank ITV for; they have been key in making The X Factor and Britain's Got Talent the UK's biggest television shows."

More on the deal from Peter Fincham:

"The X Factor and Britain's Got Talent are the shows that have helped define the last decade of television in the UK and have become more than just a talking point - they are a national obsession, and I'm delighted that our viewers can continue to enjoy them on ITV over the next three years."

"I'm especially pleased to have agreed a deal that cements our successful relationship with Simon Cowell, Syco and FremantleMedia over a longer term. I look forward to working with them as we continue to develop both shows and keep them at the top of their game."

Sounds like you'll be keeping pretty busy with these shows, Simon!

We wish you the best of luck with them both!

What do U think about this deal? Are U ready for more Simon, or have you had your fill?

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