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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.
Olly Murs - Celebrities and players arrive at Manchester United Football Club, Old Trafford, Manchester for Manchester United Player Of The Year Awards 2016 - Manchester, United Kingdom - Monday 2nd May 2016
Olly and Caroline were said to have fallen out in the aftermath of being chopped from 'The X Factor'.
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.
Caroline Flack and Olly Murs
Continue reading: Caroline Flack Denies Fall-Out With Olly Murs After 'X Factor' Axe
Caroline Flack has denied claims she's fallen out with her former The X Factor co-host Olly Murs.
The pair's onscreen chemistry won over the nation when they hosted the programme's spin-off show The Xtra Factor together. However, they failed to enjoy the same levels of success when they were both named the presenters of the main ITV series last year (15).
Earlier this year (16), it was confirmed that neither Caroline nor Olly would be returning to their hosting gigs. But on Thursday (07Apr16) it was reported that Olly knew they both wouldn't be returning but decided not to tell Caroline which allegedly led to a major rift between the pals.
Following The Sun newspaper's report, Caroline took to Twitter on Thursday morning to set the record straight.
Continue reading: Caroline Flack: 'I'm Ready To Move On From The X Factor'
The presenter was replaced by Caroline Flack and Olly Murs for one series
He broke Saturday night TV watchers hearts all over the country when he announced his departure last year but now, after just one series away, Dermot O’Leary is returning "home" to The X Factor and is "flattered" to be asked back to the reality singing show.
Dermot will be back on our screens later this year as presenter of The X Factor
Continue reading: Dermot O'Leary Returns "Home" To The X Factor
After Olly Murs and Caroline Flack confirmed their departure, 'The X Factor' is said to be looking to bring back O’Leary.
With the next series of ‘The X Factor’ seemingly in turmoil after a string of departures, bosses are said to be looking to former presenter Dermot O’Leary to return to the show. O’Leary is said have been told he could ‘name his price’ to return to the series, with a potential three year deal being looked at.
Is Dermot O’Leary set for an X Factor return.
According to The Sun, O’Leary, who was previously paid £1million per series, will be back as host, with the deal currently being thrashed out. “Dermot will come back to The X Factor. Talks are under way on his deal but everything is positive,” an insider told the newspaper.
Continue reading: Dermot O'Leary Told To 'Name His Price' For 'X Factor' Return
The presenting duo have left the ITV talent show after just one series.
‘The X Factor’ co-presenters Caroline Flack and Olly Murs have confirmed they’ve left the ITV talent show after days of rumours concerning their future. The duo, who previously presented spin-off series ‘The Xtra Factor’, took the reigns of the main show last year, following the departure of Dermot O’Leary.
Caroline Flack and Olly Murs’ time on ‘The X Factor’ is over.
In a statement to The Sun Murs said: “This was an incredibly hard decision to make and one I didn’t take lightly as I’ve really enjoyed co-hosting ‘The X Factor’. It’s been one big adventure and I loved every minute of it. But my heart belongs to music and I want to concentrate 100 per cent on making my next album and getting back to performing.”
Continue reading: Olly Murs And Caroline Flack Confirm 'X Factor' Departure
Singer Olly Murs has quit as the host of British TV talent show The X Factor.
The star has announced his departure in a new The Sun interview. It comes just days after his co-presenter Caroline Flack was reportedly axed.
Olly tells the newspaper, "This was an incredibly hard decision to make and one I didn't take lightly as I’ve really enjoyed co-hosting The X Factor.
"It’s been one big adventure and I loved every minute of it. But my heart belongs to music and I want to concentrate 100 per cent on making my next album and getting back to performing."
Continue reading: Olly Murs Quits U.k.'S X Factor
Murs’ co-host Caroline Flack was said to have got the axe from the series last week.
Olly Murs could be the next member of ‘The X-Factor’ team to leave before the new series, as part of a massive shake-up of the ITV talent show. Earlier this week Nick Grimshaw confirmed he would not be returning as a judge after just one series and Murs’ co-host Caroline Flack is also said to be out of a job.
Is Olly Murs also set to leave ‘The X-Factor’?
Speaking to The Mirror, Murs admitted, “I don’t know if me and Caroline will be back.” While no official word has been given on Flack’s status with the show, rumours that the presenter has been fired have been circulating all week.
Continue reading: Olly Murs Doesn't Know If He'll Be Back For Next Series Of 'X-Factor'
Simon Cowell has been ringing the changes after 'The X Factor's annus horribilis in 2015, with Louis Tomlinson mooted to be Grimshaw's replacement.
In the wake of the poor ratings it suffered last year, Simon Cowell has made changes to ‘The X Factor’ by axing co-presenter Caroline Flack, soon after Nick Grimshaw confirmed that he had quit the judging panel of his own accord.
According to The Sun, 36 year old Flack is said to have paid the price for the criticism that she and co-host Olly Murs received as they presented the ITV show for the first time last year. The final episode averaged viewing figures of only 5.95 million, amid flagging ratings plaguing the whole series, and it’s not clear that Murs will keep his place either as the pair were frequently criticised for making mistakes.
Nick Grimshaw has quit 'The X Factor' after just one series
Continue reading: Nick Grimshaw And Caroline Flack Axed From 'The X Factor'
The former ‘X-Factor’ host thinks the talent show needs a rest and should go back to room auditions.
After suffering from low rating’s last year, most agree that it’s time the ‘X-Factor’ had a bit of a shake-up. But the talent competition’s former host Dermot O’Leary has gone further and said he thinks the best thing Simon Cowell could do is take the show off air for a whole year.
Dermot O’Leary thinks the ‘X-Factor’ could benefit from a year off.
“If I was Simon I’d take [The X Factor] off air for a year,” O’Leary told the Radio Times magazine. “I’d rest it.”
Caroline Flack and Olly Murs had been rumoured to be on the way out of 'The X Factor' after only one series, with 'Big Brother's Emma Willis and Rylan Clark floated as replacements.
Reports emerged last Friday (December 11th), first reported by the Daily Star, indicated that Simon Cowell was in the mood to shake up the ITV show ahead of the 2016 edition. Murs, 31, and Flack, 36, have co-presented for just one series, after they replaced long-time host Dermot O’Leary earlier this year.
Caroline Flack could be on her way out as presenter of 'The X Factor', if reports are true
Date of birth
14th May, 1984
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