Former X Factor presenter Dermot O'Leary has been tipped to launch a career in the US and is said to be on the hunt for an American agent.

According to reports, 41-year-old O'Leary, who presented The X Factor from 2007 to 2014, wants to make the move to spend more time with his wife Dee Koppang, a TV producer who frequently works in the US.

A source told The Sunday People: "Dermot knows it is a tough market but it is something he is looking into seriously.

"He knows he has to get a US agent first. He has complained he doesn't see enough of his wife, so it would solve that problem.

"This is his time to grab the opportunity. It's something Dermot has always wanted to do."