Olly Murs is the boy-next-door who has shown that with the likeability factor, a pair of super tight trousers, some raw talent, a lot of hard work, buckets of self belief and a dose of good fortune you can climb to the top of the entertainment ladder.
On Saturday and Sunday (December 8 & 9), the singer-songwriter will be performing at this year’s Capital FM Jingle Bell Ball 2016 at The O2 alongside artists such as Calvin Harris and Ellie Goulding. So we thought we’d take a look into our crystal ball to find out a bit more about the star…
What’s In A Name
Olly’s name is inspired by the olive tree. In biblical terms it is associated with extending an olive branch as an offer of peace. However, our guides say, the Wrapped Up singer doesn’t always follow this gesture of goodwill. The cards suggest he’s a stubborn mule and finds it difficult to forgive and forget. If he feels he’s been wronged by someone, he’ll close the door on that person forever – even if it means hurting himself in the process. He’s not spoken with his twin brother Ben since he made the semi-finals of The X Factor in 2009 – but more about that later. Our Witch Twitch reminds though that to err is human, to forgive divine.
Since splitting with girlfriend of three years, property manager Francesca Thomas, Olly has been playing the field. But, the cards reveal, he’s not a happy chappy. The novelty of being footloose and single is wearing thin. This cat in the hat likes the security and comfort of being in a relationship. But, Ladies, be warned he’s rather picky. To make his heart skip a beat, you need to be ultra feminine, be a great cook, down-to-earth – and be ready to be at his beck and call.
We reckon Olly’s gorgeous gal pal Caroline Flack – with whom he’s been known to have sneaky snog - would be the perfect fit apart from the fact her social calendar’s too full. Our Witch Twitch says that Olly needs to look outside the world of entertainment for a new love but to make sure she’s the real deal. The cards show a reunion with a past flame or flirtation may just be the answer.
Don’t be fooled by the cheeky-chappie persona, the cards show that our Olly has a core of steel. When he auditioned for The X Factor in 2009 and said his ambition was to be a “international superstar” he meant it. Nothing or no-one was going to stop him - his twin Ben found that out when our man Olly chose to rehearse for The X Factor semi-finals instead of attending his brother’s wedding).
Our guides say despite not having the strongest of voices, Olly’s grit, will, determination and sheer hard work has seen the former recruitment consultant now transform into a credible artist. The cards show he has good judgment when it comes to money and commercial matters (unlike others in the Syco stable he’s never fallen out with the boss), and that he understands how to build and accumulate material wealth (he’s now on to his fifth album release with accompanying sell-out tour).
Our Witch Twitch says, as long as he stays true to his roots, always finds the time to play football with his mates, there’s still a lot more singing, presenting and acting to come from the Essex Geezer.
The cards show the 32-year-old dreams of the perfect family life. He pictures himself as an adoring husband, with a beautiful homemaker of a wife, and as a devoted dad, taking Olly Jnr with him to see his beloved Manchester United and treating Little Miss O to the latest Gucci bag. However, the tarot reveals the Grow Up singer is wrestling with this image partly because he feels he’s too young to “settle down”, and partly because he feels he cannot jump off the Murs bandwagon in case he can never again get back on.
Our Witch Twitch says the fates may just step in, take the matter into their own hands by making sure, like one of his song titles suggests, that he’s in the right place at the right time.
The Witch of the Wharf is a published writer, regular columnist for The Wharf newspaper and blogger