Dermot O’Leary at X-Factor Photocall in London 08/25/2016
Dermot O’Leary is set to return to The X Factor this year as the host with the most, and we’re glad he’s back because we missed him last year. Of course, Dermot was absent from The X Factor last year as at the end of the 2014 series, he quit the show thinking Simon Cowell didn’t want him back. Derm was later replaced by Caroline Flack and Olly Murs, but yeah… that didn’t exactly work out.
Now that Dermot is back, he has been talking about the period that he was in a bit of limbo. After he quit the show, he didn’t really know what was going on. In a previous interview, Dermot revealed that he thought Simon Cowell didn’t want him back, so rather than he fired, he pulled the trigger and quit the show. Then for similar reasons, Simon thought that Dermot didn’t want to carry on, so that’s why he never called Dermot to have him renew his contract. He was a major misunderstanding, and now Dermot has revealed exactly why he didn’t have a dig at Simon Cowell after he quit the show.