Why Olly Murs left 'The Xtra Factor'

Thursday April 4, 2013

Olly Murs has said he quit The Xtra Factor because he was working too hard.

The Troublemaker singer, who is set to support Robbie Williams on tour, presented the ITV2 spin-off show with Caroline Flack for two years before leaving.

He told The Sun: "It's going to be a shame not to do The Xtra Factor again.  I'm gutted because it's been a huge part of my life for the last two years. But I think whoever Caroline decides to pick, whoever the bosses decide to pick to replace me is going to be great."

Olly, runner-up in The X Factor's 2009 series, added: "I'll always be working because I love working but it's about getting the balance right.

"I remember watching The Big Reunion recently and one of the pop stars was saying that you do sometimes feel more of a product than a human being."

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