Caroline Flack's ex co-host Matt Richardson blasts X Factor for firing her

'She was the only redeeming feature'

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Seeing as X Factor will be returning for a gazillionth series this summer and taking over our social life once again, it's the height of importance that Olly Murs and Caroline Flack's presenter replacements are of impeccable taste, right?

Er, well wrong actually - because it it were up to Caroline's ex Xtra Factor co-host Matt Richardson, she would have never got the boot in the first place. Oooh S@SS POT.

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Speaking to RadioTimes.com about Caroline's departure from the main show after just one series, Matt commented: "I think it's a real shame that Caroline's taken a bullet when she was the only redeeming feature.

"She was ace. I think she saved Olly Murs's arse on more than one occasionI think it's a shame that she's been made to look like she wasn't good enough because she was brilliant.

"[X Factor's] a sinking ship. Whatever happens on that show you're going to get absolutely mauled for it. The press has decided they just don't like it now. Every week they tear it to shreds. People are bored of it. 

"They don't want that negative 'go sing for your life/ beg to stay' and all that. It's quite horrible when you watch it back." 

Can we talk about HOW FRICKING CUTE he is for sticking up for Caroline like that? If you need us any time soon, we'll be coming up with an extensive plan about how Matt Richardson can be our new BFF.

What do you make of his comments, though? Do you reckon he's got a point or did Caroline deserve the sack? Discuss with us @Sugascape, if you fancy.

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