X Factor host Olly Murs reflects on his own experience at Boot Camp

Published Tuesday, Jul 28 2015, 18:20 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
The new series of The X Factor is currently at Boot Camp stage, and the process has brought back memories for Olly Murs.

Popstar Olly, who is now co-host of the main show alongside Caroline Flack, took to Twitter on Tuesday (27 July) to reminisce about his time as a contestant on the ITV talent show.

Olly Murs at X Factor auditions in Wembley, London - 21 July 2015.

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He tweeted: "BOOTCAMP always brings back 2009 memories!! Loads of awesome singers but I had no sleep, nervous, forgot my lyrics, I was awful! Tough time!"

Olly actually first auditioned for The X Factor in 2007, although he failed to get any further.

That all changed two years later, however, on 25 June 2009 when Olly performed Stevie Wonder's classic hit 'Superstition' in front of judges Simon Cowell, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, Louis Walsh and Dannii Minogue at arena auditions.

He sailed through the sixth series of the competition and came in second place, losing out to Joe McElderry. So basically, Olly knows better than anyone what the entire X Factor process is like!

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