Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 23 July 2014

Murs: Music comes first for me

Olly Murs has said music comes first for him

Olly Murs has denied that he quit The Xtra Factor because he was working too hard.

The Army Of Two singer, who has been touring around the UK on his live arena tour, has quashed stories that he needed some time off.

He tweeted: "Hahaha might not be doing Xtra Factor cos of too much pressure & need a break... UH NO!! That's not the truth cheers..."

The 28-year-old singer, who finished as runner-up in The X Factor's 2009 series, insisted that music is his main focus, not a TV career.

"The truth is Music comes first as it always has..." he added.

Olly, who is set to support Robbie Williams on tour, presented the ITV2 spin-off show with Caroline Flack for two years before leaving.

He told The Sun: "It's going to be a shame not to do The Xtra Factor again. I'm gutted because it's been a huge part of my life for the last two years.

"But I think whoever Caroline decides to pick, whoever the bosses decide to pick to replace me is going to be great. I don't know if she would do it on her own."

He added: "I'll always be working because I love working but it's about getting the balance right."

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