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Olly Murs Quits The X Factor To Concentrate On His Music

Olly Murs confrims he has quit the X Factor to concentrate on his music career. Olly told Simon Cowell of his decision earlier this week.

Talking exclusively to the The Sun, Olly said “This was an incredibly hard decision to make and one I didn’t take lightly as I’ve really enjoyed co-hosting The X Factor.

“It’s been one big adventure and I loved every minute of it. But my heart belongs to music and I want to concentrate 100 per cent on making my next album and getting back to performing.”

“Last November I was doing the show, promoting a new single and I felt increasingly like the music side of things had to be shoehorned into the TV schedule.

“Now that I’ve started working on my next album I couldn’t see myself having the time to do both.”

Simon told the newspaper: “It was fantastic having Olly on The X Factor last year and now this year he has to concentrate on his new album.“In addition to this we have agreed to work on some other TV projects in the future.”

With Olly, Caroline and Nick Grimshaw now out of the show, Simon has his work cut out finding replacements before auditions start in a few months.

A show source said: “No decision has been made about who will be the presenter or co-presenters.

“But Olly needed to take himself out of the running early on so he could leave on great terms and not give anyone any false hope that he could return.

“He spoke to Simon who very quickly made it clear he wanted to work with him on another new TV project.

“He’s a huge star and will remain a big name in the TV world but music is his first love and he wants to focus on that this year.”


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