Xtra Factor To Take Flack?

May 12, 2010 by  
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Tension is building up in the Xtra Factor camp – rumours that Christine Bleakely was to secure the role of compère have been overshadowed by reports that Caroline Flack is due to announce her appointment.

Sources close to Caroline told TV Biz: “Simon gave her an audience in LA so it looks like it’s all sorted. We’re now 99 per cent sure that she will get the gig.”

Caroline – who has previously hosted I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! as well as The Whole 19 Yards with gormless serial adulterer Vermin Kay – has been clocking up screen time on ITV and seems a popular choice for the broadcaster.

Who will be presenting the ITV sister show to the main edition of the X-Factor has been up in the air since Holly Willoughby departed to replace Fern Britton on This Morning. The job comes with a £100,000 salary so whoever ends up getting the role will certainly be fighting hard for it.