Olly Murs QUITS The X Factor: “My heart belongs to music”

There goes another one…

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by Anna Lewis |

Olly Murs has quit The X Factor.

Olly’s decision to no longer present the ITV show comes after his partner in crime Caroline Flack got the boot, and Nick Grimshaw decided not to return for a second series.

The 31 year old told The Sun he’s called time on The X Factor so he can focus more on his music career.

“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.”

He added: “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.”

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However, Olly and X Factor big boss, Simon Cowell, have already agreed to work on a new TV show.

Simon told us: “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.”

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