Olly Murs wants more TV presenting roles

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 30 December 2020
Olly Murs

Olly Murs

Olly Murs has learned from his stint on 'The X Factor' and thinks he's a better presenter now, so would love to have his own show

Olly Murs wants his own TV show.

The 36-year-old star insisted he's learned a lot since his much-panned stint as co-host of 'The X Factor' alongside the late Caroline Flack in 2015 and, as he has a "great relationship" with ITV – who aired his 2018 programme 'Happy Hour' – he's hopeful the network will give him a slot to showcase his presenting skills.

He said: “I jumped into doing presenting at a way too early stage. I feel like I needed a bit more experience – especially doing the big, big, shows.

“I’ve gone away and learnt my craft.

“TV is something that I want to continue doing and I still have ambitions to have my own show.”

Earlier this year, the 'Voice' coach set up his own production company, Wrapped Up TV, with former 'Strictly Come Dancing' executive Andrea Hamilton but he insisted it isn't just going to be a vehicle for shows that put him in front of the camera.

He told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "We’re looking...to create great shows for other people to present. I like creating my own ideas and sometimes the craziest ideas can be the best ideas.

“I’ve got a couple of writers as well and we’re just putting things together to see where it might go.”

The 36-year-old star's revealing of his TV dreams comes shortly after he admitted his career could be over if he suffers another knee injury.

Olly, who underwent knee surgery in June 2019 before being rushed to hospital amid fears that it had become infected, said: "It's the arthritis and reconstruction I had in my knee. It's never going to be perfect, I've just got to be careful.

"If I did my knee again it would be curtains. I won't be able to dance and perform on stage.

"My bread and butter is my music, performing and touring. Being able to dance and perform on stage is what I do, it's what I get paid to do, it's what I love to do.

"If that was taken away from me because I went out and played football and twisted my knee again..."

The 'Dear Darlin' hitmaker added that he is "very conscious" about his knee to make sure he is able to continue entertaining his fans.

He added: "I might need a knee replacement so I'm very conscious to make sure my knee is fit and healthy. It's always going to be in the back of my mind that if I end up doing my knee again, I might not be able to come back and do my singing."

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