VIDEO: See the first promo for The X Factor 2015

The first promo for this year’s X Factor has arrived – and Olly Murs has finally made his debut as the new presenter.


by Jack White |
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Last month it was confirmed that Olly, 30, and 35-year-old Caroline Flack will be taking over from Dermot O’Leary, who has hosted the singing competition for eight years.

And, despite Olly recently revealing he’s nervous to be filling Dermot’s shoes, the new video confirms what we already knew: he’s a natural.

Everyone knows Essex boy Olly was once a contestant on the show, going on to become one of its most successful acts ever and selling over 10 million records.

Now he wants YOU to audition.

In the clip he says: “This year I’m back on The X Factor, and I want you to be part of it.

“Five years ago I made the decision to audition and it changed my life forever.”

As the video comes to an end, Olly is seen stepping onto a stage in front of thousands of screaming fans, showing just what the show can do for you if you’ve got ‘the X Factor’.

He asks: “What are you waiting for?”

Will you be auditioning for the show this year?

**Sibling feuds, musical dreams and secret girlfriends: Olly Murs' life in pictures **


Sibling feuds, musical dreams and secret girlfriends: Olly Murs' life in pictures

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Oliver Stanley Murs - Born 14 May 1984, aged 30.

Oliver Stanley Murs - Born 14 May 1984, aged 30.

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From Witham, Essex.

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His parents are Vickylynn and Pete.

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He has a younger sister Fay and twin brother Ben.

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Olly originally wanted to be a footballer, and is a Manchester United fan.

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Before the X Factor, Olly worked in a call centre answering the phones.

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He also appeared on Deal or No Deal, winning just £10.

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He auditioned for the sixth series of the X Factor in 2009, winning over the judges with his rendition of Stevie Wonder's Superstition.

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While on the show, Olly fell out with his twin brother Ben after his X Factor schedule meant he missed his wedding.

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Olly made it all the way to the final, coming runner-up to Joe McElderry.

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Despite just missing out on winning the show, Simon Cowell gave Olly a record deal in 2010.

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He might not have won his series, but Olly Murs has gone on to become one of the most successful X Factor acts ever. But behind-the-scenes there's been bitter feuds with family members, and even a secret relationship. Here's his life in pictures.

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He released his debut single Please Don't Let Me Go in August that year, followed by his self-titled album in November.

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In November 2011 Olly released his second album, In Case You Didn't Know which went straight to number one.

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That year he took part in the Comic Relief trek through the Kaisut Desert in north Kenya, alongside Dermot O'Leary.

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Olly returned to the X Factor in 2012, co-hosting the Xtra Factor alongside Caroline Flack.

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Happy Days, Olly's autobiography, was released in October that year.

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Olly released his third album Right Place, Right Time in November 2012.

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In April 2013 Olly featured in an episode of 90210.

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It was revealed in 2013 that Olly had been in a relationship with model Francesca Thomas since 2012.

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Olly released his fourth album, Never Been Better, in November 2014.

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