Why Lady Host Quit Morning Show Hosting Reason Leaked
The singer, 31, had been heavily criticised along with co-host Caroline Flack over on-air mistakes – – and now says he wants to concentrate on his music. Last week Radio 1 DJ Nick Grimshaw, 31, quit as a judge and rumours abound that Flack, 36, is being dropped. An insider said Olly was “being given the chance to walk before he is pushed”.
He said leaving was “an incredibly hard decision” and taking over from Dermot O’Leary, 42, as presenter had been “one big adventure”. Olly told The Sun newspaper: “But my heart belongs to music and I want to concentrate on my next album and performing.”
Simon Cowell, 56, also commented on Olly’s departure, saying it had been “fantastic” having him on the show. He added:“We have agreed to work on some other TV projects in the future.”