Joe Swash thinks Caroline Flack is perfect for The Xtra Factor
The former Eastenders actor, who fronted the I’m A Celeb spinoff alongside the brunette beauty said that Flack was linked to the show last year, even while Blue Peter presenter Konnie Huq was still fronting it in her own very wooden style.
Joe told BANG Showbiz: “Caroline’s name was being banded around for ‘The Xtra Factor’ even when Konnie was still doing it. She’s the only person who could hold it together and be funny and cool enough for that job. If I was a producer I would go hell for leather for Caroline.
“Konnie was doing it on her own, which is difficult. Some jobs just aren’t suitable for you. Konnie is good at other stuff and she’s an amazing presenter when she’s on the right show.
“They needed someone more edgy, Caroline is perfect for that show. She’s got a dirty sense of humour and I think ‘The Xtra Factor’ needs that.”
Joe however won’t be apart from Caroline for long, as they are both now presenting ITV2′s ‘Minute To Win It’and while he would have loved to continue their on screen partnership on The Xtra Factor, Swash did concede that Olly Murs is doing a good job in his place.
He added: “You know what, I would have loved to have gone on ‘The Xtra Factor’ with Caroline. But I suppose Olly’s got the history with ‘The X Factor’ and a massive fan base, there are girls chasing him around everywhere.
“Caroline and Olly get along like me and her do so you can see how it would work straight away.”
‘Minute To Win It’, presented by Cadbury Spots v Stripes, is on Tuesdays at 8pm on ITV2.