He was educated in Braintree and played for the school football team and then played semi-professionally for Witham Town from 2006 to 2008 but an injury forced him to give up on his football career.He worked for a local recruitment consultancy and used to perform in a covers band called Small Town Blaggers with his friend Jon Goodey.“They were initially introduced through a mutual friend.They started texting for ages and some of the messages ended up getting quite saucy. He was a fan of her gym selfies and thought that she had an amazing body." However, the pair have since ended the relationship.Olly recorded a duet with Louisa Johnson, Unpredictable, which was released in June 2017.He has now been announced as the new coach on The Voice for the 2018 series.He then co-hosted the eighth and ninth series of the Xtra Factor with Caroline Flack before they took over from Dermot O’Leary to present the twelfth series of the main show, but both he and Caroline quit at the end of the run.The Unpredictable singer is known for his tight trousers as well as his songs, and was forced to reveal the reason behind his enormous bulge when an Instagram pic sent his fans into a frenzy.
In 2008, after Olly spent three months backpacking along the east coast of Australia, he decided to audition again for the X Factor, having tried two before but failing to make it to audition stage.
OLLY Murs first came to national attention on the X Factor and since then his career has gone from strength to strength.
The cheeky charmer has become a known face for presenting- we take a look at his love, life and career so far...
Olly has previously admitted that his decision to become a judge on a rival talent show has upset his former boss Simon.
In October, Olly confessed it had been radio silence from team Simon since gaining his new job. I don't believe in rivalries." In late December, speaking to the TV Times, the Heart Skips a Beat hitmaker said Cowell still hasn't been in touch. "I’m so proud of what I did on my X Factor journey from the early days up to now." However, Olly is adamant that if Simon did pick up the phone, he'd be willing to chat.