Skip to main content

Konnie Huq to leave The Xtra Factor

Konnie Huq to leave The Xtra Factor
Konnie Huq to leave The Xtra Factor (Image credit: UK Press/Press Association Image)

TV presenter Konnie Huq is to leave ITV2's X Factor spin-off show The Xtra Factor after just one series. The former Blue Peter host, 35, joined the show last year, replacing previous presenter Holly Willoughby - but did not always prove popular with viewers or critics. Since then there had been speculation that Konnie - who is married to TV writer Charlie Brooker - would be dropped from the show. However her manager has said that filming dates clashed with a prior commitment she had in the US. We thank Konnie for her contribution to the Xtra Factor and wish her all the very best for the future," said a spokeswoman for production company Talkback Thames. Konnie has revealed that she is due to work on a TV show on Discovery for the American and Asian markets, and that filming dates clashed with the next series of The X Factor. "I loved doing Xtra Factor. It was so exciting. But I also cannot wait to start filming my new show for Discovery in China," she said.