Bray native Laura Whitmore is tipped to replace Caroline Flack as The Xtra Factor host.

The 28-year-old MTV News and I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! presenter is reportedly set to take on 34-year-old Flack's role on the popular reality singing competition.

According to the Daily Mirror, former X Factor contestant Rylan Clark, will co-host with Whitmore.

A source told the publication: “It’s a pretty stressful time, because Laura and Rylan have been screen tested but obviously, that makes it look like Caroline and Matt could be for the chop.

“The final decision isn’t made until the last minute – Olly Murs only found out he had the job just days before he started filming. So it’s quite tense, as it’s a big deal.”

The show’s producers are yet to comment on the reports.