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It looks like Olly Murs is making a big comeback!

The singer not only surprised us all with a new album – he also announced a new tour next year.

 

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Olly teased fans on social media this week about the big news with several timers on Twitter and Instagram before eventually announcing his next album, 24 Hrs which will drop on November 11.

Then, Olly announced several new tour dates for 2017.

“So excited to announce my new album 24 HRS out 11.11.16! Pre-order via OllyMurs.comfor access to 2017 tour presale," he wrote.

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It looks like Olly Murs is throwing a bit of shade at the X Factor since he's going to be performing on Strictly Come Dancing – Simon Cowell's arch nemesis in the TV world.

RadioTimes.com has confirmed that Olly and another former X Factor contestant, Rebecca Ferguson, will both appear as musical guests at the launch of the series.

Now, we all know that nearly everyone in the UK and Ireland have to do an annual swapathon with the channels, but Strictly is looking to take the top spot on Saturday September 3, when the first episode of the series will air.

And with Daisy Lowe, Anastacia, Ed Balls, Will Young, Louise Redknapp and Danny Mac all taking part, we're really looking forward to it.

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With Soccer Aid right around the corner, the lads taking part decided to take a night off and go out partying – and WHAT a bunch!

Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson, Olly Murs and Mark Wright all went out for a night on the tiles last night, and looking at the pictures, they certainly had a great time.

 

Team night night out !! the gaffer for rest of world @niallhoran me and the other essex boy loving life @ollymurs

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Mark shard a photo on Instagram of himself, Niall and Olly and captioned the snap: "Team night night out !! the gaffer for rest of world @niallhoran me and the other essex boy loving life @ollymurs."

 

Missed this lad ! @niallhoran

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Later in the night, Louis shared a pic of him and Niall and said: "Missed this lad!" Aw!

God, how we wish we were there!

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They used to be BFFs but now it is reported that Caroline Flack and Olly Murs are no longer talking after an alleged row.

According to The Sun, Caroline was not happy when she found out Olly knew they wouldn't be returning for another year hosting the show and decided not to tell her.

A source told the paper: "She’s seething to have lost it under these circumstances, and they are no longer speaking.

"In her eyes, the reason he got the gig in the first place was because she’d basically carried him during their stint on spin-off show The Xtra Factor.

"Of course, Olly has his hugely successful pop career and didn’t really need The X Factor, but that was Caroline’s dream job."

The source added: ‘Hopefully it will blow over but right now Caroline feels very bitter about the whole thing."

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Despite a last ditch effort to save The X Factor with a panel of new judges, a new hosting team and changes to the Boot Camp process, it seems Simon Cowell's long-running show is in trouble.

As well as watching the ratings plummet during the last series of the show, the music mogul is seeing his new recruits dropping like flies.

Just last week, Nick Grimshaw confirmed he would not be returning to the judging panel, and now – as was strongly rumoured on Friday – both Olly Murs and Caroline Flack have announced they too will not be back.

Both of them released statements via their reps, with Olly saying he wanted to turn his focus back to the music industry.

"This was an incredibly hard decision to make," he said.

"But my heart belongs to music and I want to concentrate 100% on making my next album and getting back to performing."

Caroline, meanwhile, thanked the ITV team for the "brilliant time" she had working on both The X Factor and The Xtra Factor.

While she may have insisted in today's statement that her time on the show was "just fantastic," she made no secret of how hard she found it to cope with negative criticism from the public during the most recent series of the show.

"I cried after the first live Sunday night," she admitted in a recent interview.

"The reaction was quite overwhelming because I didn’t think people would be talking about how I look, how I stand, how I walk, or how I laugh."

No word yet on whether Rita Ora will return, but we have our doubts already…

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Caroline Flack admitted this week that her 2015 "started off the saddest and ended up the happiest."

It's certainly been twelve months of heightened emotions for the presenter, who broke up with music mogul Jack Street this time last year, and later scored her first major primetime hosting gig on The X Factor.

Speaking candidly to The Daily Mirror this week, Caroline admitted that she'd had a pretty rough year behind-the-scenes, but tried her best not to let it affect her public persona.

"I can have the worst day ever but I’ll post the happiest picture of myself. My life is like a sad film. 

"You can think social media is real life but you have to remember it’s not."

Olly Murs' co-host said her self-confidence took a big knock this year, as viewers of The X Factor took to Twitter and Instagram to mouth off about her appearance.

"I cried after the first live Sunday night.

"The reaction was quite overwhelming because I didn’t think people would be talking about how I look, how I stand, how I walk, or how I laugh."

Despite the ongoing negativity, Caroline says she's not going to give up on her chosen career path

"I’ve been in this industry for 12 years, and you get used to the criticism. I know how the game works.

"I put myself out there and can’t moan. I have a really good job, and a really good life. The good bits outweigh the bad by a mile.

"I don’t ever want to feel ungrateful. If I couldn’t handle any more, I would go home and get out of the media industry."

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Even though Olly is not sure whether he will come back to host the X Factor in 2016, it seems that Simon Cowell doesn't really want him back.

Rumour has it that Simon actually has his eye on another presenting duo and we think they would be great!

So who is the lucky pair? Only Big Brother's Emma Willis and Rylan Clark-Neal. 

Emma currently hosts the main Channel 5 show while Rylan took the reigns of the Bit on the Side spin off show this year. 

While both hosts did a stellar job, they never got to enjoy much on screen time together and we think they would be a winning fit for the ITV talent show. 

The role would be a fitting career move for Rylan who made his big break on the X Factor in 2012. 

WHO could forget the crying. 

Following a number of pretty embarrassing blunders, it seems that Olly and Caroline will more than likely not be taking the helm of Simon's show next year but nothing has been confirmed. 

We love this hosting idea but could Simon cough up enough to steal Rylan and Emma from the Big Brother series? And how will Emma be able to cope considering she has just announced she is pregnant with her third child? 

The jury is still out on this one. 

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Either they're the biggest trollers the world of celeb romance has ever seen, or they are genuinely planning to get with each other at the X Factor Christmas bash.

Whatever the story is, there's definitely something going on between Olly Murs and Caroline Flack.

The pair, who co-host the TV talent show together, were pictured last night looking like they were milliseconds away from having a proper snog. 

Yes, Caroline did post this photo on her own Instagram and no, it's not a hoax. It seems the pair decided to have some fun in the photobooth at last night's Cosmopolitan Ultimate Women Awards 2015.

Both Caroline and Olly have spoken out about the rumoured romance before, and while they've *kinda* made efforts to deny it, they've also 100% helped to fuel the speculation too.

"We have this innate understanding of one another – we don't fancy each other and yet we don't not fancy each other," said Caroline after the pair appeared to kiss on an episode of The X Factor last month.

"We're not girlfriend and boyfriend, yet we're not totally platonic either."

As for Olly, at last night's awards he insisted he and Ms. Flack were just pals – and he admitted they enjoyed playing mind games with us all.

"It's just stirring the pot really, we know we're best mates – that's all it's going to be," he said.

Say what you will Olly, but those photos say otherwise.

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There is no greater pleasure in the world than a greasy chipper meal when you're in need of sustenance.

Other nations may beg to differ, but we truly believe Ireland has the monopoly on hangover food. 

In fact, we already have one famous fan from other shores – X Factor host Olly Murs, who admitted recently that he loves a good 3-in-1.

This mix of egg fried rice, chips and curry sauce can be bought for a few quid at almost any Chinese takeaway, though it's not remotely Asian, really.

Olly told The Times magazine recently that a 3-in-1 is his "guilty pleasure"… though he's still struggling to get the name right.

"In Ireland it’s called a trio," he said of the classic chipper meal. "All you need is a spoon."

3-in-1, trio… we guess to someone whose ear isn't finely attuned to the complexities of the Irish accent, they might indeed sound the same.

So Olly loves the 3-in-1, but what does he make of the Spar Chicken Fillet Roll? Or the Tayto Sandwich? Equally tasty Irish delicacies, all.

PS: If, like us, you're now suddenly tempted to leg it down to the Chinese for a curry-chip-rice combo, you might find this homemade healthy version works a treat too.

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This year the X Factor has apparently been feeling the pressure.  Viewers had a field days on Sunday when a slip-up on behalf of presenter Olly Murs caused havoc.

Fans were less than pleased when it seemed he ignored Harry Styles following their performance on the results show. To be fair, Olly simply could have been under pressure for time. So, while it was very awkward to watch, it was nothing in comparison to the real X Factor snafu, which happened just a few minutes later.

Before this week's results were announced, the tension for the elimination was being built up with the show’s trademark dramatic music and tense pauses.

During one of these another error managed to make it our screens.

The graphic should have read whose, not who’s. 

TV critic Ian Hyland spotted the mistake and quickly shared it with his Twitter followers.

Oh dear… And to round things off with a nice hat trick, it seemed like Olly's presenting jitters got the better of him yet again with a final error.

After the sing-off between Anton Stephans and Monica Michael, the judges took the vote to deadlock.

Rather than announcing the results of the public vote, Olly went ahead and informed Monica she would be going home- before the envelope supposedly containing the name of the losing contestant had even made it on stage.

Not the best week for the show, then. 

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We know that Olly Murs is not a television presenter by trade, but we can't help but squirm after watching last night's X Factor fiasco. 

First of all, the singer and Simon Cowell favourite (he was the hit show's runners-up in 2009) kinda forgot about arguably the most popular member of the biggest boyband on the planet. 

Yes, One Direction came back to the place where it all began and performed their new single, Perfect, on the X Factor stage. 

Following a flawless performance, Olly chatted to the band members about their tour and being back in front of the judging panel. Olly goes down the line chatting to Niall first before questioning Liam and Louis. 

He then just ignores Harry. Yikes!

We don't know if it was intentional but it sure as hell was awkward to watch… and understandably the One Directioners present on the evening were less than impressed in the aftermath.

Indeed, with the audience booing and desperately urging Mr Murs to turn his attention to Mr Styles, the former had no choice but to awkwardly throw in a "hope it's not too bad down there" in the latter's direction.

However, the slip-up could be considered small in comparison to the major blunder he had later on in the show. 

Following the sing-off between Simon's Anton Stephans and Rita's gal, Monica Michael, the judges took the vote to deadlock – meaning that the contestant with the lowest public vote would leave the competition. 

Before the envelope supposedly containing the name of the contestant going out of the competition arrived on stage, Olly told Monica she was leaving. 

Ouch.

Caroline quickly reacted by pointing out that her co-host was mistaken. Apologising, Olly and Caroline go on to reveal that it is in fact (quelle surprise) Monica who is leaving. 

You can watch the absolutely cringe inducing moment below. 

Olly afterwards took to Twitter to apologise but fans were already crying out that the mishap proves the popular Saturday night show is fixed. 

Lucky for man himself, there was one TV presenter quick to defend him. 

It may happen to the best TV presenters, but we sure as hell don't remember Dermot ever making a mistake. We miss you, Dermo! 

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Of late, X Factor host Olly Murs has been juggling quite a hectic schedule.

Not only has he been balancing his hosting duties with his new album release, he is also hard at work promoting his new book Olly Murs: Life On The Road.

Despite his busy lifestyle, it looks like Olly has managed to make the time to hit the gym. His trainer, Rob Solly, took to Instagram to show off his client’s impressive results.

Showcasing what can happen after 12 weeks of hard work, Olly's personal trainer, posted some before and after pictures of the singer.

"This is what happened to @ollymurs when we had 12 weeks training to get tour ready," he captioned the shot.

The newly-single presenter was standing shirtless before a mirror. The black and white snaps do highlight Olly’s trim physique, it looks like there might be some abs about to make an appearance too.

Impressive.

“During the 12 weeks we trained 3 times a week and Olly had 3 weeks where he didn't train,” the personal trainer wrote.

"The tour itself was fantastic and it was great to see Olly improve every night as his strength, fitness, mobility and performance grew. 

This is what it's like to be trained by @rob_solly. Picture taken from @ollymurs new book On The Road out now."

31-year old Olly asked Rob to help him get whipped into shape in the middle of his 50-gig tour that included Europe and Australia. While the tour may have come to an end, Olly is still keen to keep up with his fitness regime.

He posted a video to his Instagram page on Wednesday that showed Rob is still putting him through his paces.

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