Olly Murs thought he'd killed Aston

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 10 October 2012
Olly Murs

Olly Murs

Olly Murs was fooled into thinking he killed JLS singer Aston Merrygold in a TV stunt yesterday (09.10.12)

Olly Murs thought he had killed JLS star Aston Merrygold in a TV stunt yesterday (09.10.12).

The 'Xtra Factor' presenter was asked to press a button which would fire the diminutive star out of a cannon as part of Channel 4's 'Stand Up To Cancer' telethon, which airs next week.

However, he was left terrified when he saw Aston shoot out over the crash mat and into a stage area.

In the cannon, Aston had been replaced by a stuntman, who - used to that kind of action - escaped unscathed.

Olly wrote on twitter: "Still recovering, still shaking & still shocked!! @JLSOfficial you got me proper today!! (sic)"

Alan Carr, Davina McCall and Dr Christian Jessen are taking part in the season of shows as part of 'Stand Up To Cancer' on the network, with Gwyneth Paltrow also supporting the event.

She said: "Like so many people all over the world, I know what it's like to lose a loved one to cancer; it took my Dad in the prime of his life.

"'Stand Up To Cancer' has the power to revolutionise the way we fight this disease, by uniting doctors, scientists and patients in groundbreaking research. This special broadcast will mark a wonderful milestone as SU2C evolves into a true global movement."

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