Oliver Stanley "Olly" Murs (born 14 May 1984) is an English singer. He auditioned for Series 6 of The X Factor UK and made it all the way to the final as part of the Over 25s category mentored by Simon Cowell.
In spite of not winning, Murs was signed to RCA Records and released his debut single "Please Don't Let Me Go", which entered the UK Charts at #1. To date, he has had six UK #1 singles (four as a soloist and two as part of a collective) and released five studio albums, four of which have reached #1. He is the most successful act not to win the show.
Aside from singing, he has done presenting work, having joined Caroline Flack as co-presenter of The Xtra Factor UK for the 2012 series. He stepped down the following year to focus on his music career but following Dermot O'Leary's departure as presenter of the main show, for Series 12 they served as presenters. However, their presenting attracted much criticism from the British public, which led to O'Leary returning as presenter for the follow-up series.
Voting statistics released following the end of Series 6 showed that if Dannii Minogue had sent the Bottom 2 vote against Jedward to deadlock, the twins would have been sent through to the quarter-finals as they had 0.9% more of the vote than Murs.