Olly Murs Bothered By Music Industry "Snobbery" That Ignores His Success

3 March 2013, 09:00 | Updated: 3 March 2013, 09:18

The 'Army Of Two' singer says his album sales speak for themselves.

Olly Murs has admitted he is bothered by the "snobbery" in the music industry that ignores the success he has had following his appearance on The X Factor.

The 'Heart Skips A Beat' singer came runner-up on the programme in 2009, but has since gone on to sell more than three million copies of his three solo albums.

He said it was a "massive achievement" considering the majority of The X Factor's former contestants fail to enjoy enduring success.

"I think it's amazing and I'm really chuffed, but it doesn't get written about," he said.

Asked if it bothered him, he told PA: "Of course it does... From an industry point of view, press too, there is snobbery that I'm from The X Factor, that I didn't come through the right channels, and they're not into it.

"I don't understand it. It's clear in writing how successful I've been and what I've achieved."

Olly Murs on The X Factor

Meanwhile, Olly admitted it was "unlikely" he would return as a host on The Xtra Factor this year because of his music commitments.

The singer is set to support Robbie Williams on his UK stadium tour this summer.