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Marvin Humes: 'I'll never forget my X Factor roots'

Marvin Humes has insisted that he still holds the X Factor in high regard despite being a presenter of rival show The Voice.

The singer is a co-host of the BBC One TV talent show, which returns for its fourth series on Saturday (January 10).

His former group JLS found fame on ITV's X Factor in 2008, but Humes told Digital Spy that he has no ill feeling towards Simon Cowell's show despite his new job.

He said: "When I got offered the job I spoke to Simon Cowell about it. Out of respect for those guys and where I come from, I let him know what was happening and he was happy for me. They're both great shows, they've both got their differences.

"Of course they're different channels so ultimately I guess they could be considered rivals but they're not on at the same time. I've always been a big fan of TV reality shows from back in the day of Fame Academy and Pop Idol and stuff; I've always been fascinated by them and I've been lucky enough to be a part of one of the biggest and now I'm a part of another one of the biggest.

"I'll never forget my X Factor roots – I was down at the studios a few weeks ago with Rochelle and we saw the live show, and obviously I'm hosting The Voice. It's great that I can still be a part of both. So no, I'm not cheating!"

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Watch Marvin Humes on The Voice and the X Factor below:


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