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Olly Murs.
Olly Murs.
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Life is good for Olly Murs at the moment.

His album ‘Never Been Better’ is riding high in the charts, he is about to embark on his biggest tour to date and Madame Tussauds are making a waxwork model of him.

He popped into my show on The Bay for a chat. Speaking of his new wax work “I’m delighted actually.

It’s not something I ever expected.

I got a phone call last year and they wanted me to go along to have a fitting.

I’ve not seen the finished thing yet but I may be a little freaked out meeting myself.”

Olly is doing well in America, which judging by the recent Grammy Awards, us Brits seem to be very much in vogue across the pond.

Especially with the likes of Sam Smith, One Direction and Ed Sheeran.

Olly told me “It’s incredible to be a part of that.

My dream was be a pop star here in the UK and it’s amazing that people in America are excited about my music and playing my records.

I never really thought about breaking the States but it is pretty special.”

Olly is about to embark on his biggest ever tour.

He will be playing arenas across Europe and most of the dates are already sold out.

“This is the biggest tour that I will do ever do.

We’ve got a huge stage, there has been a lot of money put into it.

At the moment I haven’t seen the stage myself yet so I can’t give anyone any spoilers but I am intending that no one is sat down for the entire show.

If you are coming just make sure you are ready to dance for two hours.

The butterflies in my stomach have already started but I’m itching to get going. I can’t wait.”

Another chart hit is looming for Olly with the imminent release of his new single ‘Seasons’ – the third to be taken from the ‘Never Been Better’ album.

The track has been written by One Republic frontman Ryan Tedder – who has written some gigantic hits over the last few years.

“Some songwriters just have that knack and Ryan has that va va voom where everything he touches turns to gold.

I wanted him to write me a song but I just thought he’d be too busy. I’d already finished the album and he sent that track and I thought I have to have it.”

Olly Murs’ new album ‘Never Been Better’ is out now.