New Presenter for ITV2’s The Xtra Factor

Former Children’s BBC face Konnie Huq is joining ITV’s talent contest spin-off The Xtra Factor – the broadcaster confirms.



ITV, production company TalkbackThames and Syco TV say the presenter will host the seventh series of the ITV2 programme, which looks behind the scenes of The X Factor.


Ex-Blue Peter presenter Konnie said, “I am delighted to be joining The Xtra Factor team. It’s amazing to be a part of one of the most popular and well-loved shows on television and I can’t wait to get started”.

Konnie will join the team as auditions begin Glasgow on Wednesday and will travel to venues across the country in the biggest talent search on television.


Claire Zolkwer, ITV’s Commissioning Editor for Entertainment said “We’re thrilled that Konnie is going to be joining Xtra Factor.  Her broadcast experience alongside her enthusiasm for the show will be a great asset to ITV2.”

Both shows return to ITV and ITV2 in the Autumn.