Olly Murs on his new show: "It's entertaining...I think!"

Published Tuesday, Dec 2 2014, 17:20 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
Olly Murs is getting ready for one of the biggest night's of his life, as next week his very own TV show is set to air.

The former X Factor star is hosting a one-off special called A Night In With Olly Murs and it is jam-packed with celebrity sketches, fun and pranks - as well as performances from the man himself.

However, it appears Olly is a little nervous...

Olly Murs films A Night In With Olly Murs - 2 December 2014


Olly goes through his script with a producer backstage

Speaking ahead of the show airing, Olly admits: "It's a really entertaining show, I think!"

But as he goes on to explain exactly what viewers can expect, we don't think he has anything to worry about.

"There's a great mix of live music and funny skits," Olly says. "I had my nine-piece band on stage to perform live with me, as I wanted the atmosphere to feel like you were at a gig.

"I played a few past singles, the new one - 'Wrapped Up' - and an exclusive new album track. We also play an Earth, Wind & Fire medley, which was so much fun to perform.

"There are also parts with Caroline Flack, Nicole Scherzinger and John Bishop, as well as a cameo in EastEnders."

Olly Murs films with Shane Ritchie on EastEnders set for A Night In With Olly Murs - 1 Dec 2014


Olly has filmed an EastEnders sketch

Phew. All in one night? We're in for a treat!

Speaking of his EastEnders skit, yesterday Olly was pictured on set in Albert Square alongside Shane Richie, who plays Alfie Moon.

In the funny scene, Shane's character Alfie bumps into Olly in the market but hasn't got a clue who he is. Oops!

Olly had a great time recording his show, although he admits he found it a little scary. It's a big deal after all!

The former Xtra Factor host says: "It was quite nerve-racking actually. The performing is the easy bit, I love being on stage - that's the best part of my job.

"Holding your own show and presenting on your own though, in between singing, was the hard bit!"

Olly Murs films A Night In With Olly Murs - 2 December 2014


Olly gets ready for the show

But he adds: "I've always wanted to have a special on TV and now I've got one! It was so much fun to record and I can't wait for everyone to watch it."

A Night In With Olly Murs, 9pm, ITV1, Friday 12 December.

Watch Olly's new video for 'Wrapped Up' here: