Olly Murs: "Robbie Williams Inspired Me To Write"

29 November 2011, 13:36 | Updated: 29 November 2011, 14:05

The 'Dance With Me Tonight' singer praises the Take That star as he tried to create mature sounding second album.

Olly Murs has revealed that listening to Robbie Williams made him want to start writing his own songs.

The 'Heart Skips A Beat' singer credits the Take That star as one of his idols and has said he has always been impressed with Robbie's delivery.

"I loved when he did 'No Regrets' and 'She's The One'. Everyone saw a different side to him, not this tough wild child that Robbie was. You can real­ly feel what he was feeling and he inspired me to get into writing," he told the Daily Star.

The former X Factor runner up released his second studio album, 'In Case You Didn't Know' yesterday (28th November) and was conscious of expanding his sound.

Olly said: "With the second album I was trying to make it more mature, and write more for my kind of age. I’m 27 so I’m not a kid any more. I’ve bought albums in the past where the first album’s been amazing and the second has been a drag."

Meanwhile, The Xtra Factor host recently revealed that his music career will always take priority over his TV presenting.

Olly is set to perform at Capital FM's Jingle Bell Ball this Saturday (3rd December).