Olly Murs lands TV show
- Bang Showbiz
- 23 July 2010
Simon Cowell is paying out over £100,000 for a one-off TV show to be made about 'X Factor' runner-up Olly Murs
Simon Cowell is paying for a TV show to be made about Olly Murs.
The 'X Factor' judge has got his music management company Syco Music, which is part of Sony BMG Music Entertainment and represents the reality show runner-up, to splash out on over £100,000 making a fly-on-the-wall show about the cheeky Essex boy in a bid to raise his profile.
A source told The Sun newspaper: "Sony really want Olly to be a success so they have funded a documentary about him for ITV2.
"The idea is for fans to get to know the real Olly so, hopefully, they will buy his album."
The 26-year-old star was a huge success when he appeared on the show last year, and only narrowly missed out on winning the show.
Olly's debut single 'Please Don't Let Me Go' is due for release in August, with his album being launched just weeks later in September.
This will be released ahead the winner Joe McElderry's album, which is also due for release over the next few months.