Olly Murs muses over life and luck

Former X Factor star and pop favourite Olly Murs recently released his sixth album You Know I Know. He talks to Lucy Mapstone about why he feels he has lasted in the industry for so long, how he writes his own music and why he never wants The X Factor to end.

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X Factor bows out with second smallest audience for a final in show’s history

This year’s winner, Dalton Harris, said his victory ‘hasn’t sunk in’.

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Danny Tetley and Brendan Murray eliminated during X Factor semi-final

Four acts remain in the competition ahead of next week’s final.

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Cheryl defends X Factor performance: I did watch it and I loved it

The singer returned to the stage on ITV’s talent show where she was previously a judge.

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Two more acts eliminated from X Factor

Eight acts are left in the ITV competition.

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X Factor invites war veterans to Sunday’s show

A military charity is marking 100 years since the end of the war with The Long Walk Home.

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X Factor fans complain of time-wasting as performances are replayed

All 12 of this week’s performances were replayed due to Saturday’s technical glitch.

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Dermot O’Leary addresses X Factor technical glitch

The sound problems affected Danny Tetley and Anthony Russell’s performances.

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Two more acts eliminated from the X Factor

Only 12 finalists now remain in the ITV competition.

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Leeds United v Niall Horan: Is this the most unlikely Twitter spat yet?

The Elland Road club well and truly clapped back after Horan suggested nobody liked them.

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Galway's Brendan Murray lands spot in judges' houses after X Factor golden buzzer

Fans of the show will know that Irish singer Brendan Murray has landed himself a spot at the Judges' Houses stage of this year's X Factor.

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Galway's Brendan Murray lands spot in judges' houses after X Factor golden buzzer

Fans of the show will know that Irish singer Brendan Murray has landed himself a spot at the Judges' Houses stage of this year's X Factor.

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Sharon Osbourne decides ‘to pass’ on X Factor this year

The former judge said she’d feel ‘odd’ joining the current series at this stage.

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X Factor judge Simon Cowell set for another piece of ‘Panda pie’

The music mogul will hear from a contestant who previously auditioned on the US version of the show.

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Former X Factor hopeful Chico suffers stroke

The stroke has been a ‘great shock’ for his family.

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X Factor: Teacher wows judges with track she penned herself

The episode also saw Ayda Field and Louis Tomlinson take to the stage to hug another contestant after an emotional performance.

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Opera singer steals X Factor judges’ hearts by sticking by friends

Simon Cowell interrupted Tre Amici’s performance to ask one of the group’s singers to do a solo audition.

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X Factor viewers delighted as Simon Cowell admits mistake

The judge had asked one member of a trio to sing alone – but later conceded that he was wrong.

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X Factor viewers convinced Robbie is wearing pyjamas

The singer wore a floral top for the latest auditions.

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X Factor judge Ayda Field to have a pop at husband Robbie Williams’ rapping

The former Take That star’s 2006 musical experiment was criticised by some when it came out.

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X Factor judges wowed by transgender singer

The 20-year-old received an ovation for his emotional performance.

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X Factor viewers ask: What has happened to Simon Cowell’s face?

Cowell also held a small blue fan to keep him cool.

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Louis Tomlinson says he has ‘grown up fast’ since appearing on X Factor

He appeared in the 2010 series of the show with One Direction.

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X Factor judge Louis Tomlinson ‘excited’ to have found his final six

The One Direction singer is in charge of the boys’ category this year.

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Elton John was too busy for X Factor judging role, says David Furnish

Furnish said the music star was working on his tour.

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Final six X Factor acts set to compete for a place in the final

Band Rak-Su are the bookies’ favourite to win the show.

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X Factor viewers confused about George Michael covers

Viewers wanted the contestant to sing George Michael’s own music, not songs he had covered,

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Wicklow Brothers Sean and Conor Price wow the judges at X Factor

Wicklow brothers Sean (17) and Conor (15) have gathered huge momentum following a very impressive X Factor audition.

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Caroline admits she took some flak over X Factor exit

She hosted the main X Factor show in 2015 and prior to that she hosted the spin-off, The Xtra Factor.

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Drama in the studio! Desperate X Factor contestant gatecrashes audition

It’s the final episode of X Factor auditions, so will any of this lot have what it takes to succeed?

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'Safe pair of hands' Louis Walsh may be on standby for X-Factor

Louis Walsh could still feature on the 'X Factor' judging panel.

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Louis Walsh: I think I'm done with X Factor

Louis Walsh doesn't think he'll be back for the new series of 'The X Factor'.

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Lowest UK audience in a decade for X Factor final

The X Factor final drew its lowest UK audience for a decade last night - trailing its BBC1 rival Strictly Come Dancing by more than a million viewers.

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Cheryl 'livid' with Mel B after X Factor results show

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini and Mel B reportedly had a furious bust-up after the 'X Factor' results show on Sunday.

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Cowell 'sorry' for criticising Andrea and Lauren

Simon Cowell has apologised to Andrea Faustini and Lauren Platt for his harsh criticism.

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Pay rise on the cards for Cheryl

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini has been offered a new 'X Factor' contract worth at least £2m (€2.4m).

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Jake shown 'X Factor' door

Heartthrob Jake Quickenden has been voted off 'The X Factor' leaving his mentor Mel B in tears.

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Cheryl: I think Louis is going deaf

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini thinks fellow 'X Factor' judge Louis Walsh is going deaf.

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Saturday's X Factor could be cancelled as contestants fall ill

Just when we thought we’d have a quiet night in…

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Daughter will never forgive me for rejecting X Factor, says Gallagher

Noel Gallagher's daughter won't "ever forgive" him for turning down a judging role on 'The X Factor'.

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X Factor hopeful forgets the lyrics

X Factor hopeful Scarlett Quinn, who ditched her husband from her double act to get to the next stage of the show, was dumped herself after forgetting the words to her audition song.

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X Factor continues to lag behind Strictly in TV ratings

Strictly Come Dancing scored a further ratings victory last night as it beat rival The X Factor for a second night running.

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X Factor viewing figures among lowest since show's beginning

Strictly Come Dancing’s launch edition stepped ahead of The X Factor when the two shows went head to head last night, pulling in 700,000 more UK viewers.

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Cowell: I can still be X Factor's Mr Nasty as a father

Simon Cowell has insisted that being a father will not affect how he judges contestants on the 'X Factor'.

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Cowell red-faced after wardrobe malfunction

We've seen quite enough of your chest rug at this stage Simon, thank you.

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More bad news for X Factor as audience figures slump

The X Factor has continued to shed viewers with the audience for last night’s show down one million UK viewers compared to its launch a fortnight ago.

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X Factor now on three times a week

The X Factor is to be screened three times in one week later this month with an extra edition lined up to clash with the launch night of Strictly Come Dancing as rivalry between the shows hots up.

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Rita Ora 'could be fifth X Factor judge'

Rita Ora is being considered to join 'The X Factor' as a fifth judge.

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Flack quits 'The Xtra Factor'

Caroline Flack has announced she has quit 'The Xtra Factor'.

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Osbourne: No serious musician would appear on 'The X Factor'

Sharon Osbourne says "there is no more talent" to find on 'The X Factor'.

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Egan: Cowell wants another kid

Simon Cowell already wants another child, according to Irish singer Kian Egan.

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Former 'X Factor' winner Arthur 'sacked by Cowell'

The 2012 'X Factor' winner James Arthur has reportedly been fired from Simon Cowell's record label Syco Music.

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Scherzinger 'to leave X Factor'

Former Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger is reported to be heading out of 'The X Factor' as show supremo Simon Cowell makes his comeback.

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Addicted Cardle: 'I could have died'

Former 'X Factor' winner Matt Cardle has said he could have died if he had not spent the last month in rehab.

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