Olly Murs

Olly Murs

Biography

Olly Murs (born Oliver Stanley Murs, 14.05.1984)
Olly Murs is an English singer and TV presenter who gained popularity through his appearance on 'The X Factor'.

Childhood: Olly Murs was born in Witham, Essex, to Vicki-Lynn and Peter Murs. Murs studied at Howbridge Junior School in Witham, before going on to study at Notley High School in Braintree, Essex. Here, he developed a love for football, yet it was brought to an end when he suffered an injury that stopped him being able to play. Murs went on to get a job as a recruitment consultant and helped to form a cover band called Small Town Blaggers. Murs made an appearance on the television show 'Deal or No Deal', for which he won 10 GBP in 2007. In 2008, Murs went backpacking in Australia.

Career: After auditioning twice and failing on both occasions, Olly Murs applied again for 'The X Factor' during its sixth series in 2009. He came second in the contest, losing to Joe McElderry, and having to miss his brother's wedding as it clashed with the semi-finals of the show. He was signed to Epic Records, however, in 2010, and his debut single, 'Please Don't Let Me Go', topped the UK charts. MUrs released his self-titled debut studio album on 26th November 2010. The album received positive reviews and reached the second spot on the UK album charts. Murs released his second studio album, 'In Case You Didn't Know', on 25th November 2011, which topped the UK albums chart. This was followed by his third studio album, 'Right Place Right Time' on 26th November 2012, which received moderate results and once again topped the UK albums chart. It reached the number 19 spot on Billboard's 200 list as well. Murs waited until 21st November 2014 to release his fourth studio album, 'Never Been Better'. It topped the UK album charts, yet failed to perform in the US.

Personal Life: In 2012, Murs began dating model Francesca Thomas.



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Olly Murs' Mother Reveals Impact Of His Twin Brother Ben Disowning Family


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Olly Murs’ mother has revealed that the very public feud between her famous son and his twin brother Ben has left her “on the verge of a breakdown”.

The estranged twins had already had a poor relationship before Olly said that he would be missing Ben’s wedding back in 2009, because of commitment to ‘The X Factor’, when he finished second to Joe McElderry. His decision to focus on his career has always been a source of tension, leading to Ben eventually deciding to disown Olly and the family.

Speaking to Sunday Times Magazine at the weekend, 32 year old Olly and his 55 year old mother, Vickylynn revealed the impact the rift has had on the family – including her own health.

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Olly Murs Pulls Out Of BRIT Awards Launch Show Because He Hasn't Been Nominated


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Olly Murs has thrown his toys out of the pram and reportedly decided not to perform at the Brit Awards launch show this weekend, having learned that he isn’t going to be nominated in any of the categories.

The former ‘X Factor’ finalist released his latest album, 24 Hrs, back in November last year and is reportedly “gutted” that he’s been overlooked yet again for even one BRIT Award. Consequently, The Sun reports that he has pulled out of his scheduled performance on Saturday night (January 14th) at which the nominations will be announced.

Olly MursOlly Murs has apparently quit the BRIT Awards launch show because he hasn't been nominated

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'X Factor' Winner Matt Terry Signs With RCA Over Simon Cowell's Syco Label


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Matt Terry was crowned the winner of this year’s ‘X Factor’ on Sunday night, beating singer Saara Aalto and landing a £1 million record deal.

But unlike previous winners, Matt not been signed by Simon Cowell’s Syco Records, instead choosing to ink a deal with a different Sony label, RCA Records.

Matt TerryMatt Terry has signed with RCA rather than Syco

Continue reading: 'X Factor' Winner Matt Terry Signs With RCA Over Simon Cowell's Syco Label

Olly Murs arrives at The 2016 Jingle Bell Ball held at the O2, London, United Kingdom - Saturday 3rd December 2016

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Olly Murs To Collaborate With Niall Horan?


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Olly Murs wants to record a song with Niall Horan.

The 'Troublemaker' singer has admitted he'd love to collaborate with the One Direction hunk is thinks their recording sessions will result in them talking about girls and football instead of getting their heads down and penning some tracks together.

Speaking to the Metro newspaper, Olly said: ''We'd probably spend all day talking about women, going out and football ... We'd forget about writing the songs! Niall knows where I am if he wants to go into the studio.''

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Olly Murs performs at Free Music Live at the Genting Arena in Birmingham, United Kingdom - Saturday 26th November 2016

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Olly Murs arrives at Free Music Live at the Genting Arena in Birmingham, United Kingdom - Saturday 26th November 2016

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Olly Murs seen outside BBC Radio 2 at BBC Western House, London, United Kingdom - Friday 4th November 2016

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Olly Murs at the 2016 The Pride of Britain Awards held at The Grosvenor Hotel, London, United Kingdom - Monday 31st October 2016

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'Naturist' Olly Murs Strips Off For Naked Twiter Pic


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Olly Murs made his fans very happy on Twitter Friday morning, by posting a picture of himself completely naked. But Olly didn't quite go the ‘fully monty’ on social media, instead the 32-year-old had a strategically placed pineapple covering his manhood.

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Caroline Flack Denies Fall-Out With Olly Murs After 'X Factor' Axe


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Caroline Flack has laughed off claims that she’s fallen out with her former co-presenter on ‘The X Factor’ Olly Murs after they were both dropped from the programme earlier this year.

Olly and Caroline have been close friends since they both started presenting ‘Xtra Factor’ together in 2011, and their on-screen flirting helped them land the main hosting gig on the ITV show last year when long-time presenter Dermot O’Leary. Many speculated that the pair were secretly in love, such was their on-screen chemistry.

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Caroline Flack May Miss The First 'X Factor' Live Show With Flu


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Caroline Flack, co-host of ‘The X Factor’, may miss out on presenting the first of the current series’ live shows because she’s struggling to shake off a bout of the flu.

A source told The Sun [via the Mirror] on Wednesday (October 28th) that Flack was bed-ridden and may not recover in time to host this weekend’s first live shows, leaving co-presenter Olly Murs to do so by himself.

“She hasn’t been feeling well this week at all, and the timing couldn’t be worse, with the first live performances this weekend,” the source revealed. “She has been resting at home and doing everything she possibly can to recover in time to make it on stage with Olly on Saturday night.”

Continue reading: Caroline Flack May Miss The First 'X Factor' Live Show With Flu

Olly Murs Admits "Difficult" Split From Long Term Girlfriend


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Cheeky chappie Olly Murs has revealed he has been anything but cheerful recently after a "difficult" break up with his long-term girlfriend. The X Factor presenter told the Loose Women panel that he had had a "couple of difficult weeks" following his break-up and spoke of his frustration over rumours that his boss Simon Cowell has been trying to set him up with his co-host Caroline Flack.

Olly MursOlly Murs admitted that it had been a "difficult" time in the wake of his break up

The 31-year-old singer said: "I’m so cross with him. It’s so silly. I’ve obviously gone through a break up with my girlfriend which has been quite sad and it’s been quite a difficult couple of weeks.

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Olly Murs "Heartbroken" After Splitting With Long-Term Girlfriend Francesca Thomas


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Olly Murs’ professional life is as healthy as it ever was, presenting the new series of ‘The X Factor’ on ITV alongside Caroline Flack and his music career being reactivated in the near future, but behind the scenes the pop star is apparently heartbroken after his three-year relationship with his girlfriend, Francesca Thomas, suddenly came to an end last week.

A report in The Sun on Sunday (September 27th) indicates that Murs, 31, and his 26 year old property developer girlfriend called it a day at some point last week, shortly after enjoying a quick romantic getaway together.

A source close to Murs said: “The split has just happened and it is very raw for Olly, he still feels numb.” It’s thought that the break-up wasn’t acrimonious, but that the pair had simply drifted apart over time, exacerbated by his busy work schedule.

Continue reading: Olly Murs "Heartbroken" After Splitting With Long-Term Girlfriend Francesca Thomas

The 'X-Factor' Judges' Categories Are Revealed Leaving Simon Cowell Surprised


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The ‘X-Factor’ judges have been given their categories for this year, with Simon Cowell mentoring the Over-25s for the second year in a row. For the first time ever, this series the fans were given the opportunity to select the judges’ categories, with a vote taking place on twitter over the weekend.

Simon CowellSimon Cowell will mentor the Over-25s again this year.

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini was given the Groups, after mentoring the Girls last year, while new judge Nick Grimshaw will mentor the Boys and fellow newbie Rita Ora will take the Girls. After the categories were announced Cheryl expressed her excitement on twitter writing, ‘I GOT THE GROUPSSSSS!!! I am so excited !!’

Continue reading: The 'X-Factor' Judges' Categories Are Revealed Leaving Simon Cowell Surprised

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Olly Murs

Date of birth

14th May, 1984

Occupation

Musician

Sex

Male

Height

1.75




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