Olly Says Simon Is
"A Gentle Giant"
The X Factor singer Olly Murs is currently in America touring with One Direction and promoting his single "Heart Skips a Beat." In a new exclusive interview with SheKnows, he introduced himself and his music to his new international fans, and revealed how he felt about working with The X Factor judge and record label boss, Simon Cowell.
Simon may have a reputation for being brutally honest as a judge on The X Factor, but 28-year-old Murs, who was mentored by Simon on the 2009 series, says Cowell is actually "very, very nice!" Olly revealed, "Luckily, I haven't been on the end of a telling off by Simon just yet… Simon's brilliant, he's a gentle giant."
Olly is signed to Simon's record label, Sony Music, and Simon is also Olly's boss in his role as a TV presenter on ITV2 show The Xtra Factor. It was recently confirmed that Olly would be returning for a second year to co-present the show with Caroline Flack. However, Olly will be absent for some of the early auditions due to his commitments in America.
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