The Xtra Factor host Olly Murs has said that he would be interested in taking on the anchor role for The X Factor USA.

Show creator Simon Cowell is still searching for a new presenter after Steve Jones was axed after just one season anchoring the American version of the talent contest.

"I think Simon Cowell should ring me up. I'll be the new host, no problem," Murs told the Daily Star.

"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,” he added, somewhat tongue-in-cheek. “I'm trying to forge a career in America."

Murs is expected to return as co-host of The Xtra Factor this year on ITV2 but will miss most of the auditions stage of the competition as he tours the US with One Direction.