Stepping into the shoes of predecessors like Caroline Flack and Olly Murs is no easy feat but The Xtra Factor's new hosts Rochelle Humes and Melvin Odoom are confident they are up to the task.

Months after Sarah-Jane Crawford stepped down from fronting the ITV2 spin-off show, boss Simon Cowell confirmed that self-proclaimed "TV couple" Humes, 26, and Odoom, 34, are the latest presenters added to his ever-changing rosta.

The Saturdays singer said in her statement: "I have watched The Xtra Factor for years so I am beyond excited about joining such a brilliant team and getting to work with my old friend Melvin makes it even better.

"I also can't wait to meet the contestants and be a part of their X Factor experience."

Her sidekick added: "I've always been a massive fan of the show and to get to present The Xtra Factor is a dream for me.

"We are there to support the contestants and have fun – I'm really looking forward to it."

The pair are no strangers to each other having appeared as team captains on BBC Three's panel series Sweat The Small Stuff for the past two years.

Reactions to the new hosts have been mostly mixed with some doubting their ability to carry the series and others believing they will make a hilarious duo.

Marvin Humes' wife and the KISS FM Breakfast Show host certainly have a lot of work to do as their predecessor Crawford received a lukewarm response from the audience during her year presenting the spin-off.

In September 2014, it was reported that viewing figures for The X Factor continued to plunge in the battle with the BBC's Strictly Come Dancing and figures for the Xtra Factor were also questioned.

Cowell, 55, has been criticised over the shake-up of this year's series with Radio 1 Breakfast Show DJ Nick Grimshaw and singer Rita Ora confirmed as the new judges.

Many have raised eyebrows at Grimmy's addition to the show considering ratings for his radio show dropped significantly throughout 2014.

I Will Never Let You Down singer Ora has also received backlash for jumping ship from The Voice to The X Factor. However, she told a critic on Twitter: "Suck my d**k."