Olly Murs apologises for X Factor mistake, Dermot O’Leary sends support

Former host has some kind words for Murs who says he's "beating himself up" after on-air mix-up

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Former X Factor host Dermot O’Leary has sent some kind words to Olly Murs after a hiccup during tonight’s live results show

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Murs, who co-hosts the show with Caroline Flack this year, said Monica Michael had been sent home based on the judges’ votes, but the result actually needed to go back to Deadlock. It didn’t end up changing matters. Monica had fewer public votes than Anton Stephans, whom she faced in the sing-off, and so was indeed sent home

But after Murs took to Twitter to apologise for the mistake, O’Leary sent a message of support. 

Murs wrote:

To which O’Leary said:

Murs dubbed himself a “plonker” replying:

And after some negative messages to the new frontman, O’Leary feels a bit of perspective is needed:

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The X Factor continues Saturday and Sunday at 8:00pm on ITV