DERMOT O’Leary has revealed The X Issue ‘undoubtedly will not be again subsequent 12 months’ and hinted at a 2022 return as a consequence of Covid-19.
The ITV singing competitors was final seen on our screens in 2018, with boss Simon Cowell deciding to relaxation the present for a 12 months and run two particular variations in 2019 as an alternative together with a Celeb version.
Dermot O’Leary has revealed The X Issue will not be again on screens subsequent 12 months Credit score: Rex Options
Nevertheless, the present’s return has been postponed even additional as a result of coronavirus pandemic, and through an look on as we speak’s Sunday Brunch, Dermot, who hosts it, stated followers are in for a protracted wait.
When requested about The X Issue coming again, Dermot stated: “If I knew, I might let you know, as a result of I might be completely happy. I’ve no thought!”
The 47-year-old added that the quantity of auditionees and the logistics concerned made it more durable to provide within the present local weather.
He defined: “‘It is bought the turning circle of a automotive ferry. There’s plenty of planning that goes into it.
Dermot has hosted the present since 2007 apart from a 12 months off in 2015Credit score: PA:Press Affiliation
Final 12 months, Celeb X Issue aired as an alternative of the traditional collection Credit score: Rex Options
“It undoubtedly will not be subsequent 12 months, so it would most likely be again in 2022.”
Requested if he had spoken to indicate boss Simon about it, Dermot stated: “We have been in contact.”
Dermot has hosted the present since 2007 after taking on from unique presenter Kate Thornton.
He was changed for one 12 months in 2015 by Olly Murs and the late Caroline Flack, earlier than returning in 2016.
Dermot stated he has been in contact with present boss Simon CowellCredit score: Rex Options
Dermot has loads to maintain him occupied within the meantime, along with his BBC Radio 2 present and the current affirmation that he might be hosting the Friday edition of This Morning every week alongside Alison Hammond.
The pair will take over within the Friday slot from Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford, who will now current the exhibits in the course of the faculty holidays when primary hosts Philip Schofield and Holly Willoughby are off.