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      • Since 2018, Murs has been a coach on The Voice. He won the eighth series with Molly Hocking and the ninth series with Blessing Chitapa . Murs was born in Witham, Essex, the son of Vicky-Lynn and Pete Murs. He has a twin brother, Ben Murs, and a sister, Fay Murs.
  1. Oct 22, 2017 · OLLY Murs has revealed he was left suffering from depression after flopping as an X Factor host. The singer took over presenting the show from Dermot O’Leary alongside Caroline Flack in 2005 ...

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    Murs was born in Witham, Essex, the son of Vicky-Lynn and Pete Murs. He has a twin brother, Ben Murs, and a sister, Fay Murs. He's of Latvian origin and his great grandparents were Edward and Kathe Murs. He attended Howbridge Junior School in Witham and Notley High School in Braintree, Essex,where he was a striker in the school's football team. Murs played semi-professionally for Isthmian Division One North side Witham Town between 2006 and 2008. He excelled for the club's reserve team during the 2006/07 season, scoring 12 goals in 13 appearances and winning the Ridgeons Reserve Teams Cup. He made three first team appearances in the following season, scoring once,but was forced to give up his football career following an injury. Prior to The X Factor, Murs worked as a recruitment consultant at Prime Appointments in Witham, and performed as part of a covers band called the Small Town Blaggers with a friend, Jon Goodey. He also appeared on the game show Deal or No Deal in 2007, where...

    2009–10: The X Factor

    In 2009, Murs auditioned for the sixth series of The X Factor, performing Stevie Wonder's "Superstition". Judge Simon Cowell said it was "the easiest yes I've ever given". At bootcamp Murs sang Elton John's song Your Song. On the first live show, he sang "She's the One" and on the second, "A Fool in Love", a performance which Cowell described as being "in a different league." For week three he took on "Bewitched". Walsh commented that he was the "dark horse of the competition," and Cowell sai...

    2010–11: Major label success and Olly Murs

    Rumours began that Murs would record a debut album almost immediately after the final, where he finished in second place to Joe McElderry. After the rumours broke out, Murs announced he signed a joint record deal between Epic Records and Syco Music in February 2010. It was announced that Murs began working with John Shanks and Eg White. It was later confirmed that Roy Stride, Trevor Horn, Wayne Hector and Matty Benbrook would have involvement on the album which he collaborated with to make th...

    2011: In Case You Didn't Know

    It was rumoured in June 2011, that Murs had started working on his second studio album, which he later confirmed. Murs claimed that he would "take the album from a different approach", and claimed he would like to record a rap track, stating, "I'm secretly not a bad rapper, I really like to do a bit of beat boxing, Eminem is always a favourite, or maybe Vanilla Ice, "Ice Ice Baby" is a classic." Murs revealed that he will attempt to build himself a more of a "soulful" sound through writing th...

    On 28 October 2011, Murs was the first artist to be confirmed to play at Capital FM's Jinglebell Ball 2011. In November 2011, Murs won the award for "Best Male Artist" at the BT Digital Music Awards and the award for "Best Album" for Olly Murs at the BBC Radio 1Teen Awards. On 5 and 6 December, Murs supported Gary Barlow at Barlow's Concerts at the Royal Albert Hall, where they performed together on the Take That hit "Shine". In March 2012, Murs performed at the 'Big Gig' event in Birmingham. On 24 March, In aid of Sport Relief, Murs performed alongside Rizzle Kicks, Vida and JLS at a special charity concert, held at The O2 Arenain London. On 16 April, Murs won the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awardfor "Favourite British Male Artist". On 19 April, a three-part documentary trailing Murs throughout his UK Arena Tour, entitled Olly: Life on Murs, premiered on ITV2. It drew over half a million viewers. In July 2012, Murs performed at T in the Park. In August 2012, Murs performed at V Festiv...

    Murs lived with his twin brother Ben and parents Vicky and Pete Murs until Easter 2012, when he moved into a five-bedroom house of his own in Toot Hill, Essex. He is an avid supporter of Manchester United and also he is a supporter and chairman of local side Coggeshall Town. Olly stated on The Jonathan Ross Show in March 2015 that Ben was estranged from his parents and that the incident stemmed from Murs not being able to attend Ben's wedding because of X Factorcommitments. Murs opened up about on-going mental health issues first in 2015, admitting that he turned to alcohol to cope with depression caused by the pressure of a new career during his time on the X Factor tour. In 2016 Murs experienced anxiety and panic attacks after facing stark criticism about his short lived career as a presenter for The Xtra Factor. Appearing for a "routine performance" on the Graham Norton Show to promote his new music, Murs was struck with sudden, overwhelming panic, stating his "heart was pounding...


    1. In Case You Didn't Know Tour (2012) 2. Right Place Right Time Tour (2013) 3. Never Been Better Tour (2015) 4. 24 Hrs Tour (2017) 5. You Know I Know Tour (2019) 6. Summer Tour (2021-2022)


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  4. Mar 07, 2021 · Olly Murs appears in the new Channel 4 documentary Caroline Flack: Her Life And Death and recalls her fixation on Twitter abuse while the pair were co-hosting The X Factor in 2015

  5. Mar 17, 2021 · Olly Murs has opened up on how his late friend Caroline Flack was deeply hurt and 'affected every day' by the abuse levelled at them as a pair and separately when they hosted The X Factor in 2015.

  6. Feb 21, 2020 · Olly and Caroline had been friends for years, hosting The X Factor and spin-off show The Xtra Factor together. He also took to Instagram on Friday morning to share a heartbreaking message about ...

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  7. Jun 24, 2019 · Although Olly finished in second place behind Geordie lad Joe McElderry back in 2019, the singer went on to release six successful albums and had hundreds of sold-out shows. Olly also returned to The X Factor to host the show in 2015, and now he's a judge on The Voice UK.

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