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No X Factor judging role for Murs

Olly Murs has denied rumours that he will become a judge on The X Factor next year.

There had been speculation that the Dear Darlin' hitmaker would be stepping into one of the judges' chairs, with Gary Barlow set to leave, but Olly said he would be busy with his fourth album.

"No, I don't think so. Next year I'm going to concentrate on getting fit and writing the next album," he said.

Olly - who recently took part in a Radio One football team alongside Nick Grimshaw, Wretch 32, Rizzle Kicks and Mark Wright - cannot wait to see who will be crowned this year's X Factor champion in the finale this weekend.

Luke Friend, Nicholas McDonald and Sam Bailey will face each other in the last stage of the ITV singing competition.

"It's going to be a great final. All the acts deserve to be there. It will be a great occasion," he said.

The 29-year-old, who finished runner-up to Joe McElderry in 2009, added: "Sam Bailey is the favourite but everyone is really great so I think it will be a good, entertaining final. I really hope they go out there, have fun and enjoy it and sing their heart out."

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