Olly Murs To Quit The Xtra Factor To Concentrate On Breaking America?

24 December 2012, 12:37 | Updated: 26 December 2012, 16:36

The 'Heart Skips A Beat' singer is said to be leaving presenting duties to focus on the US in 2013.

Olly Murs is rumoured to be leaving his position on The Xtra Factor to concentrate on breaking America in 2013.

The 'Dance With Me Tonight' star has enjoyed two series as host of the hit show alongside Caroline Flack, but apparently wants to focus entirely on his music in the next twelve months.

"Olly loves being on the show but there's no way he can do it next year if he wants to crack America," a source told the Daily Star.

The insider continued: "He had to cut short supporting One Direction on tour this summer and he doesn’t want to do that again next year. He doesn't have to decide yet but he's made it clear he's 90 per cent certain he won’t be back."

It has been also suggested that 2012 X Factor contestant Rylan Clark could be set to replace Olly on next season's show. 

The judging panel for The X Factor has also been rumoured to be having a shake-up before 2013 with reports Simon Cowell could return to the UK version of the show.

Cheryl Cole has also recently hit out at reports linking her with a return to the show insisting she will never go back.