Ibiza Mike Posner
20 November 2013, 09:56
How old is Olly? Is he going on tour? Is he single? We take a look at ten facts about the Jingle Bell Ball 2013 star.
Olly Murs is 29. He was born in Witham, Essex on 14th May, 1984 and shares his birthday with Martine McCutcheon and Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg.
Yes. Olly Murs was runner up in the sixth-series of The X-Factor UK in 2009, losing out on top spot in the final to Joe McElderry. Afterwards, Olly was signed a joint record deal with Epic Records and Syco music in the UK and with Columbia Records in the USA.
Yes. He has a (non-identical) twin brother Ben Murs and a sister, Fay Murs. It's been widely reported that Olly and his brother fell out as Olly had to miss his wedding because of his appearance on The X Factor.
Olly Murs is 1.75m tall, which is the same height as Gary Barlow and Rihanna.
Olly Murs' debut single was 'Please Don't Let Me Go', which he co-wrote alongside Claude Kelly and Steve Robson. It was released on 29th August 2010 and became his first Big Top 40 number one.
While no official tour dates have been announced yet, Olly Murs is confirmed to perform at the Capital Jingle Bell Ball 2013 at London's O2 Arena on Saturday 7th December. Keep it Capital for any announcements surrounding a 2014 tour.
No. Sorry ladies, reports suggest Olly is currently dating aspiring model Francesca Thomas after the pair met at V-Festival last year.
Yes. Olly appeared on the gameshow in 2007 (before he was famous) but unfortunately only walked away with £10. He became the first person in the show's history to appear on it twice in a celebrity special but this time only managed to earn 50p for his chosen charity, Brainwave.
Olly Murs sang 'Superstition' by Stevie Wonder in his first audition and got a yes from all four judges. Simon Cowell said it was "The easiest yes I've ever given".
Olly Murs recently unveiled his 'Right Place Right Time' repackage, including a reworked version of 'Hand On Heart' and new songs 'Stop Tryna Change Me' and 'It's Alright With Me'. For all news, gossip and rumours on Olly's next album, keep it Capital!