Olly Murs and Caroline Flack’s relationship history – everything you need to know

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Caroline Flack and Olly Murs

by Anna Lewis |

Following the sad news of Caroline Flack's passing we have updated this article, which was originally published in 2015, to include contact information for Samaritans. If you want to talk to someone about your mental health, you can call Samaritans on 116 123 or email jo@samaritans.org

Olly Murs and Caroline Flackwere pretty much our favourite TV duo back in the day – bar Ant and Dec, Mel and Sue, oh andHolly WilloughbyandPhillip Schofield, of course.

When the pair began hosting The Xtra Factor together in 2011, sparks most definitely flew - and viewers up and down the country became convinced that they were romantically involved. However, they've both refuted the rumours - and you can check out Caroline Flack's complete relationship timeline here.

So here’s everything you need to know about the X Factor buddies...

How old is Olly Murs?

Olly is 34-years-old. He was born in Witham, Essex, on 14 May 1984.

How old is Caroline Flack?

Caroline Flack is 39-years-old. She was born in Thetford, Norfolk, on 9 November 1979.

How tall is Olly Murs?

Olly is 5ft 7in.

How tall is Caroline Flack?

Caroline is 5ft 3in.

Olly Murs and Caroline Flack

Did Olly Murs and Caroline Flack ever date?

No. Olly and Caroline are not romantically linked – but they have most definitely spoken about fancying each other in the past.

Caroline told us about the first year they were working together on The Xtra Factor, she said: “That was a little bit flirty.

Olly: “We were both single at the time.”

C: “I did fancy you when we first started.”

O: “I used to watch you on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here Now!, and thought you seemed like a top person. Someone really lovely, who I could go out for a drink and have a laugh with.

It’s almost like when you think of girlfriends – you’re the perfect girlfriend.”

C: “[Deadpan] Basically, I’m your perfect girl.”

O: “I think all guys look at you in that way.”

Olly Murs and Caroline Flack

Have Olly Murs and Caroline Flack ever kissed?

Yes, yes they have. Those naughty noodles had a smooch at the Cosmopolitan Ultimate Women Of The Year Awards 2015, where Caroline picked up the Ultimate TV Personality gong for her presenting work.

To celebrate her win, she and Olly hit up the photobooth afterwards and pulled a few faces before landing a full smacker on each other's lips.

Olly Murs’ Twitter and Instagram

Twitter: @ollyofficial

Instagram: @ollymurs

Caroline Flack’s Twitter and Instagram

Twitter: @carolineflack1

Instagram: @carolineflack

Olly Murs’ relationship history

Olly Murs is currently single, and in the whole time he’s been famous, we’ve only actually known him to have one girlfriend – Francesca Thomas. Unfortunately, the couple called time on their relationship in September 2015.

Olly Murs and Caroline Flack

Olly Murs and Francesca Thomas

Olly and Francesca – a property manager from Essex – were together for three years, but split at the end of September 2015.

Olly Murs and Francesca Thomas split

Olly and Francesca are said to have split because of the X Factor host’s busy schedule. A source told The Sun: "He always worried that his relationship would struggle because he'd always put his career first.

"Now, with X Factor and his singing on the go, that's exactly what has happened. "

They said the Heart Skips A Beat star was particularly upset because Francesca was "the first woman he planned a future with".

Caroline Flack’s relationship history

Unlike Olly, Caroline has been linked to a few fellas since she’s been on the showbiz scene, including Jack Street, One Direction’s Harry Styles, Prince Harry, Jack Osbourne and Russell Brand.

Caroline Flack and Jack Street

Olly Murs and Caroline Flack

Caroline split from her boyfriend, Jack Street, in December 2014, just before she won Strictly Come Dancing, after they dated for 18 months. They rekindled their romance at Glastonbury 2015, but soon called things off again.

Caroline called out Sam Smith at the end of August for posting a photo of Jack cosied up to a mystery girl the day before her big X Factor launch.

Olly Murs and Caroline Flack

She posted on social media: “When someone who knows you more than anyone ruins the biggest day of your life.”

A source told The Mirror: “Caroline is heartbroken to see him move on so fast. She thought they could make a go of it the second time. Clearly it's over now. This break-up has been even more acrimonious than the last. And the timing of him going public with a new girlfriend couldn't have been worse.”

Caroline Flack and Harry Styles

Olly Murs and Caroline Flack

Caroline dated Harry Styles back in 2011 when she was 31 and he was 17. The couple met through The X Factor. She recently said the 14-year age gap was blown out of proportion.

"I'm not going to ever apologise for it because there was nothing at the time that was serious or bad and nobody was getting hurt."

Caroline Flack and Prince Harry

Olly Murs and Caroline Flack

Caroline revealed that she dated Prince Harry in 2011, just before she began seeing Harry Styles.

She opened up about meeting him through her friend, Natalie Pinkman, in her autobiography, Storm In A C Cup.

“I knew she was friends with Prince Harry, and I'd never met him, so I thought, ‘Oh that's quite exciting’, and for a moment I perked up.

“To meet a prince is so unlikely it would be weird not to acknowledge it.”

She said the pair began seeing each other, being photographed out together and that on a personal level she “really liked him”.

But she added: “However, once the story got out, that was it. We had to stop seeing each other.

“I was no longer Caroline Flack, TV presenter, I was Caroline Flack, Prince Harry's bit of rough.”

Is Caroline Flack engaged to be married? ----------------------------------------

Nope, Caroline Flack is NOT engaged and she has never been married. But we promise as soon as we get wind of diamond rings and wedding bells, we’ll let you know. Pinky promise.

Here's Caroline Flack's complete relationship history...


Caroline Flack relationship gallery - stacked radio

Prince Harry
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Caroline could have been an actual Princess! The popular presenter 'dated' the one and only Prince Harry way back in 2009 (pre Meghan Markle), when a mutual friend introduced them. Obviously, things never materialised and Harry is now married to former Suits actress Meghan Markle.

Harry Styles
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The romance which caused a storm! When Caroline was 31 she briefly dated One Direction star Harry Styles, who was 17 at the time. Due to the 14-year age gap, Caroline has previously opened up about the romance, admitting things turned 'sour' when they went public, due to the abuse she would receive from Harry's fans. She told NME, "It began to go wrong when he was pictured coming out of my house one morning. And that was that. In the street people started shouting 'paedophile' at me in the street and 'pervert'.

Olly Murs
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Ahhh, the romance we still hope for to this day! When Caroline and Olly Murs landed the X Factor job together, the chemistry between the two was something else!Despite rumours that they dated, and the pair constantly gushing about each other, they've always stated they were 'just good friends'. BOO!

James Arthur
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After James Arthur was crowned the winner of The X Factor, he was spotted 'cosying up' to Caroline during a night out in Manchester. Despite this, both Caroline and James insisted they were 'just friends'.

Jack Street
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Cazza dated Sam Smith's manager Jack Street in 2014, and even moved in with him after eight months of dating. However, things took a sour turn when Jack reportedly started messaging Glee star Dianna Agron - leading Caroline to reveal how it nearly 'ruined' the Strictly final for her. Despite this, the presenter found it in her heart to forgive Jack, with the couple getting back together in 2015, and even attending Glastonbury together. Things didn't last too long after this though.

Niall Horan
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Yes, we forgot about this one too! Roll back to 2015 and Cazza was being linked to Harry Styles' One Direction band mate Niall Horan!Although the pair were never officially dating, they were spotted flirting at the Music Industry Trusts Awards.

Andrew Brady
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After his appearance on Celebrity Big Brother, Caroline started dating Andrew Brady, with the pair confirming their romance in February 2018. Following a whirlwind romance, Andrew proposed to the Love Island host, with the couple announcing their happy news in this cute snap.However, it all ended in heartbreak for poor Cazza a few months later, with Andrew admitting to meeting bosses of E4 show Celebs Go Dating.

AJ Pritchard
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The showbiz world was left in shock back in January 2019, when reports emerged that Caroline had enjoyed a cheeky little snog with Strictly Come Dancing professional AJ Pritchard. The kiss took place backstage at the National Television Awards, with a source saying at the time, "AJ had his arm around Caroline at the bar, and they didn't care who saw."

Bradley Simmons
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After the backstage flirting with AJ didn't materialise, one month later, Caroline was spotted 'getting cosy' with her SUPER FIT personal trainer Bradley Simmons. A source at the time said, "Caroline and Bradley tried to keep things professional but they've fallen head over heels and they're now dating."

Danny Cipriani
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Most recently, Caroline has been linked to England rugby hunk Danny Cipriani - who has dated the likes of Katie Price and Kelly Brook in the past.The pair were photographed kissing as they enjoyed a romantic weekend away together at Babington House in Somerset.

Lewis Burton
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Caroline made her romance with former tennis player Lewis Burton official jut after Love Island 2019 finished. The pair were photographed kissing during a trip to Ibiza, and Lewis posted this cute snap of the pair to his Instagram Story.

Is Caroline Flack pregnant?

Nope. And she's got really cross with people who say she is. Again, we’ll let you know if we hear anything.

Caroline Flack’s TV shows and movies

As well from The Xtra Factor and The X Factor, Caroline has also hosted Love Island and I’m A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! NOW! She also starred in Bo Selecta as Michael Jackson’s girlfriend Bubbles. Oh, and a little-known TV movie called Is Harry On The Boat?, in which she gets her boobs and bum out for a semi-naked Danny Dyer. That’s hot.

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