Olly Murs to appear in EastEnders

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 1 December 2014
Olly Murs with Shane Richie

Olly Murs with Shane Richie

Olly Murs stars in his own 'EastEnders' scene with Shane Richie in his TV special 'A Night In With Olly Murs'

Olly Murs is to star in an 'EastEnders' scene as part of his TV special.

The 30-year-old singer will be the star of 'A Night In With Olly Murs' and during the programme he makes a visit to Albert Square where he meets Alfie Moon - played by Shane Richie - and gets mistaken for a different pop star.

Olly is a huge fan of the soap and admits it was a dream come true to get to visit the Queen Vic pub.

He said: "I've watched the show since I can remember and my whole family are fans too. To get the chance to walk on to Albert Square was very surreal indeed."

During the show, viewers will also see the former 'X Factor' runner-up perform his biggest hits, including 'Dear Darlin'', 'Heart Skips A Beat' and his latest single 'Wrapped Up', with a live band.

Olly will be joined by a host of celebrity guests for various segments such as photo bombing with Nicole Scherzinger, tricking his one-time 'Xtra Factor' co-host Caroline Flack into believing cars can drive themselves and having a lip syncing battle with comedian John Bishop.

Olly mimes along to 5ive's 'If Ya Getting' Down' and Right Said Fred's 'I'm Too Sexy', while John pretends to sing Gloria Gaynor's 'I Will Survive' and 'YMCA' by the Village People.

Talking about the entertainment extravaganza - which is broadcast on ITV on Friday December 12 - Olly said: "I am so excited about doing my first TV special, it's going to be an amazing night. The show will be great fun, packed with off the wall comic segments, surprises and, of course, music."

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