After eight years, the singer is desperate to get back into contact with his brother.
'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 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.
Continue reading: Olly Murs Wants To Resolve Twin Feud 'Privately'
Olly Murs is set to headline The Big Feastival and celebrity chef Rick Stein will be on hand to rustle up a feast.
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.
Continue reading: Olly Murs Will Perform At This Year's The Big Feastival
Olly Murs is ''excited'' for the next leg of his tour in Nottingham.
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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Murs has reportedly pulled out of Saturday's launch show because insiders have told him he's not received any nominations.
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 Murs has apparently quit the BRIT Awards launch show because he hasn't been nominated
Matt is currently battling for the Christmas number one spot with Ed Sheeran penned track, ‘When Christmas Comes Around’.
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 Terry has signed with RCA rather than Syco
Olly Murs has admitted he'd like to collaborate with Niall Horan in the near future.
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.''
Continue reading: Olly Murs To Collaborate With Niall Horan?
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
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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
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
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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.”
Rita Ora had suggested that only Louisa Johnson and Leona Lewis had made any "impression" on the charts from the 'X Factor' stable.
Though some have speculated that he was severely disheartened by Rita Ora’s apparent ‘snub’ during ‘The X Factor’ final at the weekend, Olly Murs has insisted that he wasn’t annoyed by the judge’s implication that he hadn’t made an “impression” on the charts.
After Louisa Johnson had scooped the grand prize on Sunday night’s live final (December 13th), Ora had proclaimed that only she and 2006 winner Leona Lewis had made any impact on the charts. While the audience applauded the obviously untrue statement (erm, One Direction?), 2009 runner-up Murs was said to have looked upset at the backhanded insult.
Olly Murs says he wasn't offended by Rita Ora's 'snub'
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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
Caroline and Olly celebrated her Cosmopolitan Awards win with a cute Photobooth reel - the last of which saw them snogging.
Olly Murs and Caroline Flack’s ‘are they / aren’t they’ relationship has been one of the biggest talking points of this year’s ‘x factor’, but now the pair have finally given audiences what they’ve wanted, as they shared a kiss in a photobooth at the Cosmopolitan Awards.
The pair have kept ‘X Factor’ viewers guessing about the true nature of their relationship for the last couple of months, after Olly split with his long-term girlfriend Francesca Thomas at the end of September.
However, the final shot of the photobooth reel as the pair celebrated Caroline’s Ultimate TV Personality win at the awards seemed to indicate that they might be more than just friends, as Caroline posted the photos on her Instagram page on Wednesday night (December 2nd).
Continue reading: Olly Murs And Caroline Flack Share A Kiss At The Cosmopolitan Awards
Murs faced a wave of backlash on Twitter after he mistakenly told an ‘X-Factor’ contestant she was going home.
Olly Murs has spoken about his recent ‘X-Factor’ gaffe which left the presenter facing the wrath of twitter, with some even calling for him to be fired from the show. Just under two weeks ago, the novice presenter told contestant Monica Michael she had been eliminated before the deadlock vote had been revealed, after getting ‘confused’, about what was happening next.
Olly Murs has spoken out after his live TV ‘X-Factor’ gaffe.
Speaking to the Daily Mail, Murs, who is also a singer, pointed out that he's not a trained TV presenter 'with years of experience’ behind him. “I mean, I've made mistakes before. I've fallen over on stage. I've forgotten my lyrics. But this was different. It was a pivotal moment and I just got confused about what was happening next,” Murs said.
Continue reading: Olly Murs Opens Up About 'X-Factor' Gaffe: "The Reaction Was A Bit Much"
The presenter's blunder has been overlooked by his boss
Olly Murs’ massive X Factor mistake has led to all sorts of speculation about the singer’s future as a presenter on one of the biggest shows on Saturday TV. However, big boss Simon Cowell has come out in defence of the star and may have gone someway to easing Olly’s worries.
The pair still appear to be the best of friends
Murs, 31, presents the show with Caroline Flack and prematurely announced the elimination of Monica Michael before he had been handed the "deadlock" envelope containing the results.
Continue reading: Olly Murs Has The Full Backing Of Simon Cowell
Meanwhile, Caroline Flack dismissed rumours that the under-fire presenter was about to be sacked from the ITV singing competition.
Having apologised profusely for his hideous gaffe during last weekend’s episode of ‘The X Factor’, co-presenter Olly Murs has hit back against criticism of him, saying that the blunder has now been “massively blown out of proportion”.
On last Sunday’s episode (November 15th), Murs accidentally announced that contestant Monica Michael was going home before the actual result was announced that evening, leading to a huge backlash of criticism directed at him, with some speculating that he might even get fired, though he tweeted a quick apology for his “massive f*** up” via Twitter the same night.
Caroline Flack and Olly Murs, 'The X Factor' co-presenters
Continue reading: Olly Murs Says His 'X Factor' Mistake Has Been "Blown Out Of Proportion"
The presenter has come under fire from fans on social media after the live gaffe.
Olly Murs has apologised after telling a ‘X-Factor’ contestant they were eliminated, before the results had been revealed. Murs made the unfortunate gaffe during Sunday night’s live finals, where contestants Monica Michael and Anton Stephans went head to head.
Olly Murs has apologised after his ‘X-Factor’ mistake.
Michael and Stephans had just faced each other in a sing-off, but when judges Simon Cowell, Nick Grimshaw, Rita Ora and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini failed to reach a decision the show went to deadlock, meaning the public vote would decide the contestant's fate.
Sam Smith is still topping album sales for his debut release.
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.
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'
Steve Carell has revealed during the 'Anchorman 2' première that the filming was difficult, due to Will Ferrell being too funny on the set.
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.
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.
Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall hosted big names in pop for this year's Variety celebration.
Yesterday evening, the London Palladium played host to the 86th Royal Variety Performance where Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla welcomed a starry line-up of celebrity guests and entertainers. The annual gala's line-up consists of high energy family entertainment, including comedians, pop stars, dancing and other novelty acts.
Gary Barlow Kicked Off The Star-Studded Royal Variety Show.
This year saw stars in attendance including Jessie J, Robbie Williams, Olly Murs, Gary Barlow, Mary J. Blige and Dame Edna Everage. The latter of whom provided one of the evening's biggest surprises when she turned up in the royal box rendering both Charles and Camilla speechless but laughing heartily.
The band are the likely winners of the Ivor Novello for Best Contemporary Song.
Mercury Music Prize winners Alt-J could well be adding an Ivor Novello award to their collection of gongs, NME announced today (April 17, 2013). The band have been nominated in the Best Contemporary Song category for their song Fitzpleasure, alongside Plan B’s Ill Manors and The Maccabees Pelican. Alt J won last year’s Mercury Music Prize for their debut album An Awesome Wave. The album has also been nominated in the Album Award category, alongside Beon Howard’s Every Kingdom and Lianne La Havas’ Is Your Love Big Enough?
The awards ceremony celebrates songwriting ability and the remainder of the categories are Best Song Musically and Lyrically, Best Contemporary Song, PRS for Music Most Performed Work, Best Original Film Score and Best Television Soundtrack.
The full list of nominees is below. The 58th annual Ivor Novello awards will take place on May 16th, 2013 at London’s Grosvenor House.
Continue reading: Will Alt J Add An Ivor Novello Award To Their Mercury Gong?
Olly Murs got more than he bargained for during his appearance on Graham Norton's chat show.
Graham Norton well and truly embarrasses Olly Murs on the latest episode of his chat show, set to air tonight (March 1, 2013), revealing the pop-star's crush on Mila Kunis - as you may have guessed by now, Hollywood actress Mila was sitting just inches away. Prankster Norton read out tweets that Murs had written about the 'Oz: The Great And Powerful' actress, leaving the singer red-faced.
Murs has long tweeted of his liking for Mila, though Norton read out a few select cringe-worthy posts on his show. Olly had once selected the actress as the woman he would "most like to have kids with," much to the audience's delight. Apologising, Murs said, "I never thought in my wildest dreams that I would actually meet her," though the cheeky-chappy added, "Olly and Mila has a great ring to it!" Mila - who is in the UK promoting Sam Raimi's Wizard of Oz prequel - took everything in good humour, graciously replying, "This is so flattering".
It's certainly an all-star line-up on tonight's show, with Kunis and Murs being joined by Skyfall actress Dame Judi Dench and Side Effects star Jude Law. As musical guest, Olly will be performing his track 'Army of Two.'
Continue reading: Graham Norton Reveals Olly Murs' Crush On Mila Kunis (In Front Of Mila)
British popstar Olly Murs is snapped arriving at the airport in Boston, Massachusetts. He is swamped by a group of female fans but seems delighted enough to be in their company and poses for photos with them as well as chatting to them and answering their questions. One girl squeals when he pecks her on the cheek.
Olly Murs is currently riding high on the UK Singles chart with ‘Troublemaker’ but can he make it a double-whammy with his third studio album? It will mean shaking Rihanna off the top of the tree; she’s currently sat there with Unapologetic, but will the UK decide to favour Olly’s boyish charms, over tabloid perennial Rhi Rhi?
Right Place Right Time is the third full-length release from Murs, who manages to maintain a presence on prime-time TV with his Xtra Factor presenting duties, even when he’s not releasing records. His harmless and affable charm seem to do as well for him as his song choices and the success of ‘Troublemaker’ will, of course, help sales of the album. Which just happens to be coming out a few weeks before Christmas. Which is kind of handy because he’s the kind of middle-of-the-road pop act you can purchase as an ambitious stocking filler, or for your Secret Santa at work, for the girl that doesn’t really seem to care about music very much.
Watch Olly Murs' video for Right Place Right Time
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For a few seconds, Olly Murs thought he had seriously injured JLS star Aston Merrygold. The prank was filmed for Channel 4’s Stand Up To Cancer show, which is coming next Friday, October 19 to UK Screens.
According to The Mirror, Murs was interviewing his pop counterparts, JLS, when Aston volunteered to be shot out of a cannon, and Ollie was nominated to press the button to launch him clear. When the big moment came, with the tension at a suitably palpable level…. nothing happened. But, being a stereotypical guy, Ollie smacked the button a second time, even harder, and was seen to be shocked as Aston shot out of the cannon, missed the safety net and smacked into a wooden stage. It turned out that the body fired out of the cannon didn’t belong to Aston at all but an experienced stuntman. All was well, of course, as was the man Ollie shot from the canon, but for some time, Mr Murs thought he’d dealt some real damage to his fellow pop star. "Still recovering, still shaking & still shocked!! @JLSOfficial you got me proper today!!" he tweeted after the hoax. JLS star Marvin Humes added: "Just did an amazing prank with @ollyofficial and lots of JLSters!! Absolutely hilarious! Can't wait for u all to see!!"
Stand Up To Cancer represents a collaboration between Channel 4 and Cancer Research. It will see some of he biggest UK stars do all sorts of things, pranks included, to raise money and awareness of Cancer treatment.
Date of birth
14th May, 1984