Tim Lovejoy admits he would love to present The X Factor


TV broadcaster Tim Lovejoy has said he would like to present The X Factor.

The 48-year-old currently co-hosts Channel 4´s live morning series Sunday Brunch with chef Simon Rimmer.

Tim Lovejoy has his eyes on Dermot O'Leary's job (John Phillips/PA)
Tim Lovejoy has his eyes on Dermot O'Leary's job (John Phillips/PA)

He told The Sunday People: "I'd love to present something like The X Factor. I think I'd be good at a big studio show.

"I'd like to be there in a suit on a Saturday night with 18 million watching. The buzz of live TV is where we all get off as presenters."

Dermot O'Leary is back filming The X Factor's upcoming series after a year when Olly Murs and Caroline Flack, one-time presenters of X Factor's sister show The Xtra Factor, attempted to step into his shoes in 2015.

Dermot O'Leary at X Factor auditions
Dermot O'Leary at X Factor auditions (Rui Vieira/PA)

Formerly a co-host on Channel 5 motoring series Fifth Gear, Tim has ruled out taking over from Chris Evans on Top Gear because, he told the newspaper: "I don't know enough about cars."

Tim became a household name when he co-presented Sky's live Saturday morning football series Soccer AM with Helen Chamberlain.

The Chelsea fan left Soccer AM in 2007 after an 11-year stint and his TV credits include BT Sports Panel and How To Be England Manager.

He has also enjoyed a radio career hosting music shows on XFM, which is now Radio X, Radio 5 Live and Virgin.

Seasick Steve, Chris Evans, Matt LeBlanc, Eddie Jordan, Sharleen Spiteri
Tim said he would not like to take the helm on Top Gear (Jeff Spicer/BBC)

The divorced father-of-three further diversified his broadcasting career with Dispatches instalment, Sharing Mum And Dad in 2013.

In the documentary, he explored the psychological effect separation can have on children.

He was married to Jade Lovejoy for four years until their 2006 split. The couple have twin daughters.

The TV presenter confirmed in May that his relationship with netball player Tamsin Greenway, the mother of his youngest daughter born in 2013, had broken down after four years.

Sunday Brunch on July 10 will be a Grand Prix special ahead of the British Grand Prix.