Caroline Flack quits The Xtra Factor

After three years as host, the 34-year-old will be replaced by Radio 1 Xtra DJ Sarah Jane Crawford with Matt Richardson also expected to depart

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Caroline Flack quits The Xtra Factor
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Susanna Lazarus

Caroline Flack has announced on Twitter that she is to depart The Xtra Factor. 

The 34-year-old told her 1.6 million followers: "After three years of hosting Xtra Factor its [sic] time to pass the baton. It's been incredible and I'll never forget it. How can I when I am married to Louis Walsh? It's all he ever talks about at home. I wish the new team all the best and look forward to watching the new series." 

Her replacement has already been unveiled as BBC Radio 1Xtra DJ Sarah-Jane Crawford who will begin her duties shortly ahead of The X Factor's 11th series. She also took to Twitter to share the good news...

And while there is no official word on whether Flack's co-host Matt Richardson will follow her out the door, his account suggests ITV are already on the look out for a new presenter to join Crawford:

Previous hosts of The X Factor's spin-off series have included Fearne Cotton, Holly Willoughby and Olly Murs, who partnered Flack for her first two years on the show. 

Yesterday also saw the unveiling of new X Factor judge Mel B who will join Louis Walsh and returning judges Simon Cowell and Cheryl Cole on the panel for the upcoming 11th series. 

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