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.



Biography by Contactmusic.com

The X Factor London auditions

Olly Murs - The X Factor London auditions held at Wembley - Arrivals at Wembley Arena, The X Factor - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 21st July 2015

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Olly Murs and Rita Ora
Olly Murs, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini and Cheryl Cole

X Factor London auditions

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X Factor 2015 London Auditions - Arrivals

Olly Murs - x factor 2015 London Auditions held at Wembley Arena - Arrivals at x factor, Wembley Arena - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 21st July 2015

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, Rita Ora and Olly Murs
Rita Ora and Olly Murs

'The X Factor' London auditions

Olly Murs - 'The X Factor' London auditions at the SSE Arena Wembley at The X Factor - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 19th July 2015

Simon Cowell, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, Cheryl Cole, Rita Ora, Nick Grimshaw, Caroline Flack and Olly Murs
Olly Murs, Rita Ora, Nick Grimshaw and Caroline Flack
Olly Murs, Rita Ora and Nick Grimshaw
Olly Murs and Rita Ora
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X Factor photo call

Olly Murs and Caroline Flack - Photo call at The SSE Arena at Wembley for the London auditions of The X Factor 2015 at The SSE Arena at Wembley, The X Factor - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 19th July 2015

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Olly Murs and Caroline Flack
Olly Murs and Caroline Flack
Olly Murs and Caroline Flack
Olly Murs and Caroline Flack

Olly Murs Gives Rita Ora His Vote For 'X-Factor' Judge, As Bookmakers Suspend Betting


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With rumours rife that Rita Ora is about to jump ship from ‘The Voice’ to ‘The X-Factor’, the singer has been given a shining endorsement from one half of the show’s new hosting duo, Olly Murs. Murs will be hosting the talent show’s new season alongside presenter Caroline Flack, but before it gets underway there’s the little matter of who will be joining the judging panel to sort out.

Rita OraRita Ora is hotly tipped to become the next ‘X-Factor’ judge.

Ora has become the hot contender to replace Mel B on the panel even though she’ll be coming straight from rival talent show BBC One's ‘The Voice’. Speaking to The Mirror during Capital's Summertime Ball, Murs addressed the rumours that Rita was about to sign on for the new series saying, "I'll be honest. I think Rita would be a good one because she's done The Voice.”

Continue reading: Olly Murs Gives Rita Ora His Vote For 'X-Factor' Judge, As Bookmakers Suspend Betting

One Direction Aren't Splitting, Says Liam


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"Let's go crazy, crazy, crazy..." because Liam Payne says One Direction are here to stay. Speaking backstage at Capital's Summertime Ball with Vodafone at London's Wembley Stadium yesterday (June 6), Liam addressed rumours of the phenomenally successful boy band's imminent split, saying, "We don't know where that came from because we've got loads of stuff going on."

Liam Payne at the BBC Music AwardsRight direction: Liam says the band aren't going anywhere

"We have just started the process for recording the new album, we've got a whole new tour going on, there are some really good songs so I don't think we are going anywhere for a while."

Continue reading: One Direction Aren't Splitting, Says Liam

Caroline Flack Says She's "Not Going To Apologise" For Her Relationship With Harry Styles


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Caroline Flack is an accomplished presenter, a perfect ten Strictly scorer and a bit of a fashion front runner as well but, despite all this, it seems the three-months she chose to spend dating a then 17-year-old Harry Styles may be the one thing that she finds she can’t quite ever shake off.

Caroline FlackCaroline was given a lot of Flack when she dated pop prince Harry Styles

In a recent interview with the Daily Telegraph, the small starlet opened up about her brief dalliance with the international pop star three years ago.

Continue reading: Caroline Flack Says She's "Not Going To Apologise" For Her Relationship With Harry Styles

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini Returning To 'The X Factor' With £500K Pay Rise


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Cheryl Fernandez-Versini will return to The X Factor and has received a hefty pay rise. According to reports, the former Girls Aloud star has negotiated a £500K pay bump. The 31-year-old singer is the first celebrity to be signed as a judge by the show's creator, Simon Cowell, for the upcoming 12th series.

Cheryl Fernandez-VersiniCheryl Fernandez-Versini has signed on to return to The X Factor as a judge. 

Read More: Is Louis Walsh Done With The X Factor After 11 Years?

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Calvin Harris and Kasabian to Headline V Festival 2015


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Calvin Harris and Kasabian have been announced as headliners for this year's V Festival. The Scottish DJ and Leicester rockers were head up the bill at Hylands Park and Weston Park and will be joined by Sam Smith, James Bay, Ellie Goulding, The Script, George Ezra, Stereophonics, Olly Murs, Ella Henderson, Kodaline and Cvhrches.

KasabianKasabian will headline this year's V Festival 

Simon Moran, V Festival director, said: "We wanted to champion British talent at this year's festival and with the likes of Calvin and Kasabian leading the way we don't think it'll disappoint. The eclectic mix of established artists and rising stars, with a few more in the pipeline, means that once again there is something for everyone at V Festival."

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Sam Smith Returns To Number One Yet Again With 'In The Lonely Hour'


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Sam Smith continues to win over the nation with his debut album 'In The Lonely Hour' as it slides back up to number one in the UK Album Chart for its fifth non-consecutive week with more than 1.2 million copies sold.

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Sam Smith back at number one

The British singer-songwriter shot to the top of the charts in June 2014 with the record, which includes the hit singles 'Money On My Mind' and 'Stay With Me', before returning to the top spot in September and no once again re-claiming that marker. The multi-platinum release has now had five weeks at the top according to the latest count.

Continue reading: Sam Smith Returns To Number One Yet Again With 'In The Lonely Hour'

Watch Demi Lovato And Olly Murs As Lovers Divided In The Video For 'Up'


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The video for the duet between American songstress Demi Lovato and British singer Olly Murs has finally landed and it was certainly worth the wait! In the clip for ‘Up’ Olly and Demi appear to be a couple experiencing a bit of separation as they sing and smash things to get over their heartbreak.

Demi LovatoDemi Lovato has teamed with Olly Murs for 'Up'

The single is the second to be taken from Murs’ fourth album, Never Been Better and is set for release in January. The album has already been certified gold in the UK and also includes a duet with US rapper Travie McCoy.

Continue reading: Watch Demi Lovato And Olly Murs As Lovers Divided In The Video For 'Up'

Video - Nicole Scherzinger Joins Ed Sheeran And Olly Murs At Free Radio Live - Part 1


Chart stars hit the green carpet at the 2014 Free Radio Live concert held at the LG Arena in Birmingham. Among them were Ed Sheeran, Becky Hill, Olly Murs, Ella Eyre and Nicole Scherzinger - the latter of whom looked super cool in loose black sparkly pants.

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Robbie Williams Keeps Gary Barlow Off The Top Spot On UK Album Chart


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It was like 1997 all over again this weekend, as Robbie Williams and Gary Barlow battled it out for the Number One spot on the UK Album Chart. Much like the battles of the mid-to-late nineties, it was Robbie who came out on top again, making him the last artist to top the album chart in 2013.

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The Take That guys were fighting for the top spot yet again

Robbie's new big band album, Swing Both Ways, held on to the No. 1 spot for a second week, having emerged victorious from another closely fought contest from last week. It was One Direction who Robbie managed to beat to the No. 1 spot last week, with his latest album beating Midnight Memories to the top spot by just 200 copies. This time around it was a relatively more clear contest, with Swing Both Ways outselling Gary Barlow’s latest solo effort, Since I Saw You Last, by approximately 12,000 copies.

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Steve Carell Had Difficulty Filming 'Anchorman 2' Because Will Ferrell Was Too Funny For Him


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Actor Steve Carell had difficulty working on the 'Anchorman' sequel because he found Will Ferrell so funny it was ''almost impossible'' to work with him. The 51-year-old 'Despicable Me' actor apparently had no quarrels with immediately signing on for 'Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues', as the 2004 original was the "best fun" he's ever had. On the flip side, it made his job incredibly difficult, as he was almost unable to film certain scenes as he struggled to keep his composure.

Related: Steve Carell Is Almost Unrecognisable In 'Foxcatcher'

In an interview with 'Bang Showbiz' at 'Anchorman 2''s premiere at The Odeon, Leicester Square, London, the 'Crazy, Stupid, Love.' star explained that: 'There's a scene we did in a lighthouse with Ron and it's probably the scene I laughed the hardest at. Will was so especially funny that day, it was almost impossible to get it [the scene] done.

Continue reading: Steve Carell Had Difficulty Filming 'Anchorman 2' Because Will Ferrell Was Too Funny For Him

Olly Murs
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Olly Murs

Date of birth

14th May, 1984

Occupation

Musician

Sex

Male

Height

1.75