Olly Murs Congratulates Gemma Gibbons On Reaching London 2012 Olympic Judo Final

2 August 2012, 14:57 | Updated: 2 August 2012, 15:13

The 'Heart Skips A Beat' singer admits he had no idea of the rules but praised the Great Britain star.

Olly Murs has lead the congratulatory messages to London 2012 Great Britain star Gemma Gibbons as she reached the final of the women's 78kg judo.

The 'Dance With Me Tonight' singer was taking to his Twitter account throughout the key match this afternoon (2nd August) and was one of the first to offer high praise to the Charlton born athlete.

"Come one GEMMA GIBBONS!! TeamGB JUDO!!!" he tweeted during one of the key moments of the match, before revealing: "Aint got a clue of the RULES in JUDO!! But come on GEMMA!!"

As soon as he hand was eventually raised after defeating French star and 2011 champion Audrey Tcheumeo.


The former X Factor star told fans on his social network account that he wanted men around the country to grow Bradley Wiggins style sideburns in honour of the Tour De France champion's gold medal winning efforts.

He wrote: "Think all us men should grow some 'BRADLEY WIGGINS' side-burns in honour!! What a guy!! What a year his have!!"

Meanwhile, Olly recently returned to hosting duties on the Xtra Factor in preparation for the start of the new series of the hit music reality show this month.