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Konnie Huq to leave Xtra Factor show

Konnie Huq
Image caption Huq joined the Xtra Factor last year

Presenter Konnie Huq is to leave X Factor spin-off show The Xtra Factor after just one series.

Rumours had been circulating that she would be dropped from the show but Huq's manager said she had left due to a clash of filming schedules.

Huq, 35, is working on a show for the Discovery channel for America and Asia.

"We thank Konnie for her contribution to the Xtra Factor," said a spokeswoman for Xtra Factor's production company TalkbackThames.

"We wish her all the very best for the future," she added.

Huq said: "I loved doing the Xtra Factor. It was so exciting. But I also cannot wait to start filming my new show for Discovery in China."

Huq took over the presenter role on the ITV1 show last year after This Morning's Holly Willoughby left the show.

Huq was previously a Blue Peter presenter for 11 years, their longest-serving female presenter.

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