He also had eight top ten singles, four of which were number one.Olly has also turned his hand to presenting, which was kick-started when he sat in for Comedy Dave Vitty on the Chris Moyles Show on Radio 1 for a week.It emerged this week that the The X Factor star, 33, and the TV presenter, 47, have been secretly dating for a year, after keeping their relationship low-key since they met through their shared passion of fitness.While Olly Murs and Melanie Sykes are yet to directly address the reports, the pop star appeared to react to the rumours on Twitter – in a post he has now deleted.He was educated in Braintree and played for the school football team and then played semi-professionally for Witham Town from 2006 to 2008 but an injury forced him to give up on his football career.He worked for a local recruitment consultancy and used to perform in a covers band called Small Town Blaggers with his friend Jon Goodey.
In 2008, after Olly spent three months backpacking along the east coast of Australia, he decided to audition again for the X Factor, having tried two before but failing to make it to audition stage.
“They have both been determined for nobody to find out.
It’s been a bit off and on and there’s a real physical attraction between them.” On the evening of Friday, November 24, Olly Murs sent out a series of tweets after police evacuated the area around Oxford Circus Tube station. F** heart is pounding." The star then said he was safe in a hotel with "loads of people".
“Olly was getting in shape at the time and Mel really loved his new fit bod.
“They ended up meeting for a date and have had a whole series of secret dates at his house where she will sometimes stay overnight.