June 27, 2014 by julietannb
Recently it emerged that John and Edward had knocked back the opportunity to co-host the Xtra Factor. Whether they were referring to a formal offer or a speculative phone call is irrelevant, what is relevant is the effect that committing to such a long-term presenting job, or any presenting job for that matter, would have on their musical career.
Xtra Factor is a long gig to sign up to. It’s not just the live shows, but it’s the auditions, bootcamp, the Judges Houses – on top of the Live Shows – everything. It might also be that John and Edward would never be asked to sing, or even be allowed to promote their album – because they’re not signed to Syco. In fact, when they guest co-hosted Xtra Factor with Caroline Flack in 2012, this was exactly the case, they weren’t even allowed to mention Young Love, which was brand…
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