Olly Murs was rejected by Big Brother
5 January 2018 - 3:00 PM

Olly Murs was rejected by Big Brother

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Olly Murs was once rejected by "Big Brother".

The "Heart Skips A Beat" hitmaker - who shot into the limelight in 2009 when he came second on "The X Factor" - applied for the civilian version of the reality TV show before he became famous alongside his call centre colleagues but he was given the snub.

During an interview with "Loose Women" on Friday (05.01.18), he revealed: "I was working in a call centre at the time and this guy came in - and this was before technology and the internet was mad - he just found out that there was an open audition in London for "Big Brother". I was like yeah why not let's go! I got completed rejected."

Despite his lack of luck, Olly is still a huge fan of the Channel 5 show, and admitted it's still something he would "love to experience".

He added: "I just love watching it, and it's one of those shows I would love to experience... I don't know how I'd do, I'm not sure you guys want to see me with my top off. And I can be quite opinionated too."

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Early rejection in his career has helped Olly as he joins the coaching panel on "The Voice" for the new series - which launches on Saturday (06.01.18) - because he knows how the contestants feel on stage because he was given the cold shoulder from "The X Factor" twice before they eventually put him through to the auditions with the judges.

He said: "[Turning someone down is] the hardest thing, it really is... We spoke about it a lot on camera. We've all been rejected.

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"I did "The X Factor" twice before I went through... I don't wanna crush their dreams because that happened to me. I auditioned for the show twice, and I didn't give up."

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