Now Olly Murs has wrapped up his time on The X Factor


Olly Murs has quit as a presenter on The X Factor just days after it emerged Nick Grimshaw had given up his job on the judging panel.

The singer said he had chosen not to return to the ITV show later this year in order to dedicate more time to his music.

He told The Sun: "This was an incredibly hard decision to make and one I didn't take lightly as I've really enjoyed co-hosting The X Factor.

"It's been one big adventure and I loved every minute of it. But my heart belongs to music and I want to concentrate 100% on making my next album and getting back to performing."

On Friday it emerged Grimshaw had told boss Simon Cowell that he had quit as a judge.

A spokesman told The Sun it was the Radio One DJ's choice, as starring on the show had been a "once in a lifetime experience."