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Simon Cowell Fires Back At Dermot O'Leary Over 'X-Factor' Comments


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‘X-Factor’ boss Simon Cowell has hit back at the show’s former host Dermot O’Leary. O’Leary, who left the ITV talent show last year, hosted the National Television Awards on January 20th and used his opening monologue to cheekily reference his ‘X-Factor’ exit.

Simon CowellSimon Cowell has responded to Dermot O’Leary’s comments during the NTAs.

“I’ve still got this job... for now,” O’Leary said while opening the ceremony. Speaking to The Sun, during the first 'Britain's Got Talent' auditions last week Cowell fired back saying. “He’s got the NTA job – yeah, for once a year. That’s a big move.”

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Dermot O'Leary - Dermot O'Leary pictured arriving at the Radio 1 studios to appear on the Nick Grimshaw Breakfast Show at BBC Portland Place - London, United Kingdom - Monday 18th January 2016

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Dermot O'Leary's Advice To Simon Cowell: 'Take The 'X-Factor' Off Air For A Year'


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After suffering from low rating’s last year, most agree that it’s time the ‘X-Factor’ had a bit of a shake-up. But the talent competition’s former host Dermot O’Leary has gone further and said he thinks the best thing Simon Cowell could do is take the show off air for a whole year.

Dermot O'LearyDermot O’Leary thinks the ‘X-Factor’ could benefit from a year off.

“If I was Simon I’d take [The X Factor] off air for a year,” O’Leary told the Radio Times magazine. “I’d rest it.”

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Dermot O'Leary - London Collections Men AW16 closing dinner hosted by GQ editor Dylan Jones and LCM Ambassadors held at Sartoria - London, United Kingdom - Monday 11th January 2016

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Dermot O'Leary - Burberry Show, London Collections Men, Autumn Winter 2016 - London, United Kingdom - Monday 11th January 2016

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Dermot O'Leary - London Collections Men Autumn/Winter 2016 - Burberry - Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Monday 11th January 2016

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Sir Terry Wogan Pulls Out Of Hosting 'Children In Need'; Replaced By Dermot O'Leary


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Veteran BBC presenter Sir Terry Wogan has announced that he’ll be forced to miss out on hosting ‘Children In Need’ tonight, and has been replaced with former ‘X Factor’ presenter Dermot O’Leary.

Wogan is one of the network’s most established stars, and has been the face of the annual telethon broadcast since it started in 1980. However, the BBC confirmed on Thursday night (November 12th), less than a day before the broadcast, that the 77 year old has been ordered to rest by doctors after undergoing a medical procedure on his back this week, and will therefore not be able to take part in the six-and-a-half hour programme.

Dermot O'LearyDermot O'Leary, pictured with his wife, will be filling in for Sir Terry Wogan on 'Children In Need' 2015

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Are Fearne Cotton And Dermot O'Leary Set To Bring 'Top Of The Pops' Back To Friday Nights?


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Classic chart show 'Top of the Pops' could be set to make on comeback on Friday nights, with Fearne Cotton and Dermot O’Leary fronting a new look show. According to The Mirror, BBC bosses have been discussing how a revamped 'TOTP' could work, in conjunction with Radio 1 moving its chart show from Sundays to Fridays.

Fearne CottonFearne Cotton could be set to host a new look 'TOTP'.

An insider told the newspaper, “'Top of the Pops' is a great brand name and the BBC are keen to use it. Some at the highest level are massive supporters of the plan and have given the go-ahead. The new Friday night charts could be the perfect tie-in – with 'Top of the Pops' a brilliant start to the weekend.”

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Cheryl Fernandez-Versini Returning To 'The X Factor' With £500K Pay Rise


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Cheryl Fernandez-Versini will return to The X Factor and has received a hefty pay rise. According to reports, the former Girls Aloud star has negotiated a £500K pay bump. The 31-year-old singer is the first celebrity to be signed as a judge by the show's creator, Simon Cowell, for the upcoming 12th series.

Cheryl Fernandez-VersiniCheryl Fernandez-Versini has signed on to return to The X Factor as a judge. 

Read More: Is Louis Walsh Done With The X Factor After 11 Years?

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Simon Cowell Praises Dermot O'Leary After Presenter Announces He's Leaving 'The X-Factor'


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Simon Cowell has praised Dermot O'Leary after the presenter announced he would no longer be hosting The X-Factor. 41-year-old Leary announced he would be leaving the show on Friday (27th March). The presenter, who has hosted the show for eight years since taking over from Kate Thornton in 2007, informed fans of his decision on Twitter.

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Simon Cowell has praised Dermot O'Leary after the presenter announced he is leaving The X Factor.

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Ant And Dec Doubled The Chance Of Winning Prize For Entertainment Programme At The NTAs


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The UK's favourite presenting duo, Ant and Dec, are stand-out favourites on telly this year with the 2014 National Television Awards nominating two of their reality shows for an award.

The duo won't only be up for Entertainment Presenter(s) of the year - a prize they have won for 12 years running - but they are also in with a chance of collecting gongs for two shows they have been presenting over the years. Their entertainment variety show 'Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway' will be up against jungle reality show 'I'm A Celebrity. Get Me Out Of Here!' for Entertainment Programme of the year, while both will also be competing against Keith Lemon's 'Celebrity Juice' and chat-show 'The Graham Norton Show'.

'Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway' made a comeback in February 2013 after a four-year break having ran since 2002. As for 'I'm A Celebrity.', the pair recently finished presenting their thirteenth series in which Westlife's Kian Egan was crowned King of the Jungle.

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Dermot Confirms Gary Barlow Will Leave X-Factor, But Is Simon Coming Back?


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Dermot O'Leary, the host of The X Factor, has confirmed that the forthcoming series of the singing show will be Gary Barlow's last.

Speaking at the premiere of One Direction: This Is Us, the popular host was quizzed on speculation that Simon Cowell may be considering a return to the UK panel. 

"If Simon [Cowell] comes back, the dynamic would be very different.Gary wouldn't be there - he'll be leaving at the end of this year," he told reporters. 

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X-Factor 2013 – No One Has Been Confirmed To Judge, Says Host Dermot O’Leary


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While everyone’s awaiting the return of The X-Factor, there’s the small matter of who will judge the talent left to sort out. Although, according to the show’s host Dermot O’Leary, no one is a dead cert.

"No one has been confirmed," he said in an interview with ITV, and that’s all he had to say on the matter. It’s sort of enough, isn’t it? He had more words for his and Gary Barlow’s relationship, which seems to be blossoming into a fully blown bromance. "I get a few texts from Gary from time to time [and] we see each other quite a lot and he's the one I go out for dinner with and have fun with." Another hosting sport to be sorted is the Xtra Factor slot. And with Olly Murs on tour with Robbie Williams, it’ll have to be a big character. "Well I will miss Olly,” says Dermot, “because he's like a little brother to me, but I'm so glad for him, because he loves doing this and the only reason he wouldn't do this is because he's so busy."

One name mooted for Olly’s old spot is last year’s contestant Rylan Clark. He certainly fulfils the cocky quota, but will Flack be alright with that? “I think Rylan would be good,” explains Rylan, “but the most important thing is that Caroline (Flack) is happy."

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A Week In Music - Stevie Nicks Stars In Sound City: Real To Reel, Palma Violets Can't Match The Hype, Kendrick Lamar's Slick New Video For 'Poetic Justice'


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Albums of Note... Dave Grohl managed to rally a group of rock’s big players together to record an album designed to accompany his Sound City documentary – about the legendary LA recording studio of the same name. Amongst the stars making an appearance on Sound City: Real to Reel are Sir Paul McCartney, Josh Homme and Stevie Nicks; the latter of whom provides one of the album’s highlights:

“[The] tracks that do command attention… are worth wading through the mire for. One can only assume, for instance, that Lindsay Buckingham and the rest of Fleetwood Mac will be kicking themselves upon hearing 'You Can't Fix This,' because this is simply the greatest Fleetwood Mac song that never was.”

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Dermot O'Leary

Date of birth

24th May, 1973

Occupation

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Sex

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