Caroline Flack: I missed Olly Murs during The Xtra Factor filming

When we heard that Caroline Flack and Olly Murs would be reunited for another series of The Xtra Factor (The X Factor's spin-off), we were beside ourselves. After all, their hilarious flirtation kept us all guessing for months last year.

Caroline Flack says she really missed Olly Murs. Naw. Copyright [Wenn]

However, then came the news of Olly Murs' tour of America with One Direction meaning Caroline Flack would be without her Xtra Factor sidekick for most of the auditions stage of the show. At this point we pulled a bit of a strop.

And it seems that Caroline Flack wasn't that impressed either, saying: "I knew I was going to miss him. And I did. We had cardboard cut outs of him in the studio every day.

Aw. However, she went on to reveal that Olly Murs still features a lot in the early shows.

Caroline explained: "We still had a good time. We speak all the time, he called all the time and we did long distance phonecalls while he was away."

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"I'm looking forward to having him back. Although he is actually in the auditions shows — heis part of it because we've done links together."

Phew, so we won't be completely bereft of the double act for too long. We can't wait for their proper reunion once the live shows start.