Olly Murs wants EastEnders role

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 8 December 2014
Olly Murs at Jingle Bell Ball

Olly Murs at Jingle Bell Ball

Olly Murs wants to be someone's holiday romance for a two week stint on 'EastEnders' after his recent cameo on the BBC One soap

Olly Murs wants to be someone's holiday romance on 'EastEnders'.

The 30-year-old singer recently filmed on the set of the BBC One soap for his upcoming TV special, 'A Night In With Olly Murs', and joked the experience was like a test set by soap bosses to see if he would be a good addition to the cast.

Talking to BANG Showbiz at the Capital FM Jingle Bell Ball on Saturday (06.12.14), Olly said: "It was like my audition. I was telling them it was my audition because one day I'd love to do it. But no very exciting.

"My show comes out next Friday (12.12.14) and obviously I do a great little cameo in 'EastEnders' ... well I hope it will be great. I felt a bit of pressure because I know a lot of artists have done soap appearances and stuff in the past but hopefully people will like it."

However, now the 'Wrapped Up' hitmaker has had a taste of life on Albert Square, he is keen to return for a slightly longer period and has theorised about the plot which could see him arrive in Walford.

Olly - who released his fourth studio album 'Never Been Better' last month - joked: "I'd like to be ... one of the girls on set has been away on a girls holiday and she's fallen in love with someone, like a romantic holiday. I've come back to Albert Square and I'm a bit of a Jack the lad and everyone hates me and kick me out of Walford in like two weeks. That's a good little plot!"

However, despite his aspirations to feature in the show, the former 'Xtra Factor' host admitted he is focusing on his music and presenting, and isn't looking to embark on an acting career in the immediate future.

He explained: "For me music is what I want to do the most. But I think what was great about the show was that I was able to do the presenting side of things that I love to do, as well as the singing, so I was able to do the two things that I love to do in my job. Obviously acting and stuff I'd love to do but I'm not really an actor, I don't think. But music and presenting for sure."

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