‘The X Factor UK’ Adds Host Becca Dudley To Their Digital Show Xtra Bites
Many people were upset at The X Factor UK‘s decision to end their long running show The Xtra Factor this year. Instead, they will produce a digital show on their social media platforms called Xtra Bites. It will be hosted by radio personality Becca Dudley.
The Xtra Factor was the companion show to The X Factor UK from the beginning of the show’s run and was shown on ITV 2. But like many shows on old fashioned broadcast TV, it went the way of the Dodo. It made more sense for The X Factor‘s producers to move the extras show to a strictly digital platform. After all, why pay to broadcast a show when it’s cheaper to just do it digitally and attract a social media audience in order to draw people to the main show? It’s a smart move, although many fans of the show were upset with the decision.
Becca Dudley is a popular radio DJ and is very excited to be taking over The X Factor‘s digital extras life. She said,
“I’m so excited to be joining The X Factor this year and I can’t wait to get stuck in. I’ve had the pleasure of interviewing and meeting contestants from previous series, so I’m looking forward to getting to know and working with the class of 2017. I’m super gassed.”
I am also “super gassed” and not just because I had tacos for dinner last night. This should be fun.