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

Olly Murs at the 2017 Capital Summertime Ball sponsored by Vodaphone held at Wembley Stadium - London, United Kingdom - Saturday 10th June 2017

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Olly Murs at Capital's Summertime Ball held at the Wembley Stadium - London, United Kingdom - Saturday 10th June 2017

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Olly Murs Wants To Resolve Twin Feud 'Privately'


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'X Factor' superstar Olly Murs is still full of heartache about his estrangement from his twin brother Ben, and has opened up about his intentions to resolve their issues and rekindle a relationship. It's been eight years since their feud started when the singer didn't make it to Ben's wedding.

Olly Murs at the Glamour Women of the Year AwardsOlly Murs at the Glamour Women of the Year Awards

In 2009, Olly Murs chose to miss his twin's wedding, where he was to be Best Man, in favour of continuing his place in 'The X Factor' competition. Ben has never forgiven him for that decision, and even took on his wife's last name to distance himself from the star.

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Olly Murs at the 2017 Glamour Women of the Year Awards - Berkeley Square Gardens, London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 6th June 2017

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Olly Murs at the 2017 Glamour Women of the Year Awards - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 6th June 2017

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Olly Murs at the 2017 Glamour Women of the Year Awards - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 6th June 2017

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Olly Murs Will Perform At This Year's The Big Feastival


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Olly Murs is set to perform at this year's The Big Feastival.

The 32-year-old musician is set to provide the entertainment at the annual music and food bash, which will take place on Alex James' Farm in The Cotswolds, Oxfordshire, from August 25 to August 27, whilst celebrity chef Rick Stein will be on hand to teach and rustle up feasts in the NEFF Big Kitchen.

The 'Troublemaker' hitmaker will take to the stage on Saturday night, but he won't be the only musician to put on an unforgettable sat over the weekend as Louisa Johnson and Hacienda Classical will also perform at the event, whilst Madness will helm Sunday's show.

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Olly Murs Is 'excited' For The Next Leg Of His Tour


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Olly Murs is ''excited'' for the next leg of his tour.

The 32-year-old singer is set to take to the stage at Nottingham's Motorpoint Arena on Monday (13.03.17) and Tuesday (14.03.17) evening as part of his UK tour, and the star is eager to perform at the event tonight.

The golden-haired hunk - who was the runner up on the sixth series of 'The X Factor' in 2009 - tweeted: ''Am excited about the next two nights in Nottingham (sic).''

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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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'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

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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 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.”

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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.

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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 !!’

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Olly Murs

Date of birth

14th May, 1984

Occupation

Musician

Sex

Male

Height

1.75




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