Olly Murs screams out on the cover of this weekend’s Fabulous magazine.
The 31-year-old “Wrapped Up” singer and X Factor host chatted with the glossy about his new gig, his girlfriend Francesca and more. Check it:
On his twin brother Ben: “It’s still the same. It’s a shame, but it’s not changed. He decided not to speak to the family, he changed his number, changed his address… We don’t know where he is, we have no way of contacting him, and that’s his decision, not ours…Nan passed and they always say when someone dies people come out of the woodwork…No, [he didn't go to the funeral]. He just doesn’t want a relationship with us.”
On taking over for Dermot O’Leary as host for X Factor: “I spoke to Dermot on the phone the night before we were being announced, and he was brilliant. I wanted to speak to him because I felt the way it [Dermot’s departure] was interpreted was a bit harsh. Dermot wanted to leave, it was time, we didn’t nick his job. But in a way it was like cheating one of your mates, so I think the fact he called me and we spoke about it made me feel a lot better about the decision…He said that me and Caroline were the only two people he would have loved to get the job. He told me: ‘I think you’re great, I love you both and if you need my help or advice or want to have dinner and understand things better, come and speak to me.’”
On keeping his relationship with Francesca low-key: “She has a normal job and it’s important she has her own life. I can deal with the job I have, I can deal with the press, the people abusing me on Twitter… I’ve been doing this for six years, I’m used to it. But we try to keep things private so Francesca can have a normal life. That’s why I like her and find her attractive. I don’t want her to be plastered in newspapers and everyone to know what we’re up to.”
Olly Murs hits the red carpet with Caroline Flack for The X Factor press launch event held at Picturehouse in London, England on Wednesday night (August 26).
The 31-year-old “Never Been Better” singer was seen out earlier at ITV Studios, where he and Caroline chatted up the upcoming season of the competition show.
During a recent interview, Olly and Caroline tackled those crush rumors.
“So I might have tweeted, ‘I fancy Olly Murs’ but that was it! Then I met you in the flesh and was like, urgh!” Caroline confessed.
Olly added, “It would be so weird! We are just best friends. Caroline has been so amazing, when I met her four years ago she has been so brilliant towards me. She’s helped me in this job but once we started working with each other, I knew straight away that Caroline’s going to be a massive part of my life beyond the industry. We are going to be mates for the rest of our lives.”
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Olly Murs spreads his arms wide while headlining the 2015 V Festival at Hylands Park in Chelmsford, Essex, England on Saturday night (August 22).
“Mad 8yrs! From Eating corn beef sandwiches in my stupid pop up pink tent @vfestival to headlining @MTV stage! Mental,” the 31-year-old singer wrote on Twitter, sharing a few pics from eight years ago.
Olly added, “What a night… I’m Lost for words @vfestival Chelmsford!! THE best gig I’ve ever done.”
Jess Glynne and James Bay are also pictured inside.
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Olly Murs jumps on the back of pal Jonathan Ross at the premiere of The Bad Education Movie held at Vue Cinemas in London on Thursday night (August 20).
The 31-year-old “Tomorrow” singer was joined by star Jeremy Irvine and Only The Young‘s Betsy-Blue English, Charlie George, Michael Bromley, and Parisa Tarjomani.
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The Bad Education Movie centers on Mr Wickers (Jack Whitehall) and his class, who go on one final school trip after they finish their GCSEs.
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Olly Murs hits the red carpet for the X Factor auditions after arriving at Wembley Arena in London on Tuesday afternoon (July 21).
The 30-year-old host of the program played chauffeur for judges Rita Ora and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini as he drove them to the carpet, while co-host Caroline Flack drove Simon Cowell and Nick Grimshaw in another car.
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“3′s not always a crowd @cherylofficial @ritaora,” Olly captioned on Instagram with a pic of the three inside the vehicle. Check it out below!
FYI: Rita wore a Jean Paul Gaultier suit.
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Rita Ora arrives in style for the X Factor auditions held at the SSE Arena at Wembley on Sunday (July 19) in London, England.
The 24-year-old “Poison” singer was joined on the red carpet by her fellow X Factor co-horts including judges Cheryl Fernandez-Versini and Nick Grimshaw, plus co-hosts Caroline Flack and Olly Murs, along with Simon Cowell.
The evening before, Rita performed at the Radio City Summer Live 2015 at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, England.
“Casual Sunday with my new family @TheXFactor @SimonCowell @CherylOfficial @RitaOra @grimmers @carolineflack1″ Olly tweeted during the event.
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Rita Ora waves to the crowd of fans as she arrives at Wembley Arena for X Factor auditions on Thursday afternoon (July 16) in London, England.
The 24-year-old singer was joined by fellow judges Cheryl Fernandez-Versini and Nick Grimshaw, plus co-hosts Caroline Flack and Olly Murs and Rochelle Humes.
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“This is by far the best Simon Cowell photograph of all time. Gotta love him. Great auditions today London! See you tomorrow! @cherylofficial @nicholasgrimshaw,” Rita captioned on Instagram of the foursome. Check it out below!
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Olly Murs keeps close to Caroline Flack as they arrive for the X Factor photo call at Event City in Trafford Park, Manchester, England on Tuesday afternoon (July 7).
The two co-hosts joined judges Nick Grimshaw, Cheryl Fernandez-Versin, and Rita Ora, as well as The Xtra Factor hosts Rochelle Humes and Melvin Odoom.
“We’re backkkkkkkk @TheXFactor,” Olly wrote on Twitter with a pic of him and Caroline.
Rita is also pictured below leaving Paris after attending a few fashion shows for Paris Fashion Week.
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