Olly Murs: I'm too well known to go to the cinema

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 6 November 2016
Olly Murs

Olly Murs

Olly Murs can't go to the cinema as he's too well known and gets recognised by fans

Olly Murs can't go to the cinema any more because he gets recognised.

The 32-year-old singer was the runner up on UK talent competition 'The X Factor' in 2009, and says he's too famous to go to the cinema, even though it's his "favourite thing to do".

Asked what he'd spend £24 on, the 'You Don't Know Love' singer told Top of the Pops magazine: "I'd go and watch a sci-fi film, like the new Star Wars one coming out next year. I don't get to go to the cinema much any more, but it's one of my absolutely favourite things to do. I'd definitely get some cheesy nachos and a great big bag of pick 'n' mix, too."

And chances are the 'Heart Skips a Beat' hitmaker would take his nephew with him to see the upcoming blockbuster, as he says he's "always thinking about" his sister's son.

He said: "I'm always thinking about my nephew, Louie, and wondering what he's up to. My sister sent me a video of him at a mic stand holding a guitar singing 'You Don't Know Love' the other day and it's the cutest thing ever. I'm obsessed with him."

The singer - who was asked a range of questions by the publication around the theme of the number 24, to celebrate the upcoming release of his new album '24hrs' - also explained how a decision to go backpacking in Australia when he was 24 ended with him auditioning for 'The X Factor'.

He explained: "I backpacked around Australia for four months, which was amazing. While there, I decided to audition for 'The X Factor' for the third time once I got back. Fast-forward eight years and here I am!"

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