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Dermot's US X Factor disappointment

Dermot O'Leary has admitted he is disappointed not to have been made the host of the US X Factor, according to reports.

The British TV hunk had been shortlisted for the job but Simon Cowell has now revealed the US version of his TV talent show will be co-hosted by a "non-conventional" female superstar and a male pin-up singer, the Daily Mirror said.

Dermot was quoted as telling the newspaper: "I am obviously disappointed that I didn't get the American gig. I would have loved a crack at it. At least I was the only Brit to make the shortlist."

The 37-year-old TV presenter had been trying not to get his hopes up.

He said last month: "I'm on the shortlist, that's all I know so we'll see. I want it but I think it's me and four Americans, so chances are I won't get it. But it's nice to be on the shortlist anyway."

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