Olly Murs has said that he would be interested in hosting The X Factor USA.

The Heart Skips a Beat singer has revealed that he would love to be Steve Jones replacement on the talent show.

Speaking to the Daily Star newspaper he said: "I think Simon Cowell should ring me up. I'll be the new host, no problem.

"I had a great time when I did it in the UK. I bet they're going to get an American, someone like Ryan Seacrest.

"He'll warm the audience up for me to come over and do it. I'm trying to forge a career in America."

Meanwhile, it looks like Murs is expected to return as co-host of The Xtra Factor this year but will miss most of the auditions stage of the competition as he tours the US with One Direction.