Xtra Factor host Konnie Huq to be axed?

Xtra Factor host Konnie Huq to be axed?
Xtra Factor host Konnie Huq to be axed? (Image credit: Ken McKay)

According to reports, Konnie Huq presented The Xtra Factor for the final time on Sunday as she's almost certain to be axed from the show. The news comes in the wake of several embarassing on-air gaffes throughout this year's series. A production source told The Mirror: "Simon Cowell hasn't been impressed and it seems certain she will be axed. "Every week there seems to be a new mistake." Konnie's mistake on Saturday night's show was a topic of conversation on Twitter for all the wrong reasons after she said to Cher who had just been voted off: "What a night it has been for you, a night of dreams." Thousands of fans are calling for the return of Holly Willoughby as well as Caroline Flack, who presented ITV2's spin-off coverage of I'm a Celebrity. An official spokesman for the show said it was too early to discuss the next series of The X Factor.

Patrick McLennan

Patrick McLennan is a London-based journalist and documentary maker who has worked as a writer, sub-editor, digital editor and TV producer in the UK and New Zealand. His CV includes spells as a news producer at the BBC and TVNZ, as well as web editor for Time Inc UK. He has produced TV news and entertainment features on personalities as diverse as Nick Cave, Tom Hardy, Clive James, Jodie Marsh and Kevin Bacon and he co-produced and directed The Ponds, which has screened in UK cinemas, BBC Four and is currently available on Netflix. 

An entertainment writer with a diverse taste in TV and film, he lists Seinfeld, The Sopranos, The Chase, The Thick of It and Detectorists among his favourite shows, but steers well clear of most sci-fi.