Belfast Telegraph

Monday 1 September 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."

Latest Entertainment News

Latest Music News

Latest Film & TV News

Latest Eating Out News

Horoscopes

Your Horoscopes by Russell Grant

Virgo:

Be assertive about your needs. It's time to stop deferring to the pushier people in your crowd. You have an opportunity to land a good job, embark on a romance or showcase your talent. Don't hesitate to elbow your way past a rival. The person you want to impress will admire your strong stance. Turn a deaf ear to some disturbing gossip. The troublemaker who is spreading this story is just a jealous rival. Beware of tarnishing an innocent person's reputation.More