Olly Murs opens up about bitter feud with twin brother


Remember back in 2009 when X Factor finalist Olly Murs was faced with the difficult decision of performing on the show or attending his twin brother Ben’s wedding?

Well, Olly decided to put the X Factor first and things have never been the same between his brother and the entire Murs clan since.

In a revealing interview with the Radio Times, the Troublemaker singer spoke of his decision not to attend the wedding, saying: "At that point in my life, I was like, as much as I love him, I have to do this for myself, I have to change my life, I never expected him to react the way he did.”

Olly who hasn’t spoken to his brother in five years thinks that there’s much more to the feud than just his absence at the wedding, admitting: “Ben’s wedding was his excuse for not having me in his life anymore. He got into a relationship with his now wife and I don’t think she ever liked us a family.”

Back in 2009, Olly’s brother Ben called him a “self-absorbed sell-out”, but Olly seems more concerned about Ben’s relationship with his parents than fussing over any bitter name-calling, saying: "I would love my mum to have her son back. She gave birth to both of us and she now only has one son.”