ITV moves Xtra Factor from ITV2 to an online-only programme

Xtra Factor will no longer be broadcast on ITV2, instead moving to an online-only programme.

The spin-off X Factor show has aired on ITV’s sister channel since 2004.

In a statement, ITV said it made the decision “to focus efforts on digital platforms” and to move away “from a linear switchover show”.

ITV says the decision is not related to its most recent presenters Radio 1’s Matt Edmondson, Rylan Clark-Neal, and Roman Kemp.

Matt tweeted it was his “dream job” and he had an “absolute blast” working on it.

https://twitter.com/MattEdmondson/status/821850997467316224

Rylan posted that it was an “honour” to host the show.

https://twitter.com/Rylan/status/821863927076233216

Previous presenters include Fearne Cotton, Holly Willoughby, Olly Murs, Caroline Flack and former 1Xtra presenter Sarah-Jane Crawford.

https://twitter.com/DJSarahJane/status/821931974155603968

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