Olly Murs is dating again after split from Francesca Thomas: "I've been tempted by Tinder"

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Olly Murs is back on the dating scene and he admits that when it comes to looking for love, he has been "tempted" by Tinder.

Can you imagine coming across Olly on Tinder? We doubt he'll have many people swiping left, do you?

Olly Murs outside ITV Studios, London
12 August

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Olly made the admission during an appearance on The Jonathan Ross show, after he revealed he is now dating again, following his split with ex-girlfriend of three years Francesca Thomas.

The 'Troublemaker' singer said: "I've been dating... it's been interesting. I haven't tried any apps. I've been tempted to go on Tinder just for the craic and see what happens."

While Olly didn't actually confirm whether he did take the plunge and sign himself up to Tinder, he did admit that he has been on a number of "strange dates."

The 32-year-old explained that one date had arrived late and left him awkwardly hanging around at a bar for 45 minutes on his own. Olly recalled: "She ended up being 45 minutes late and the barman just kept coming up [to me], 'You haven't got anyone coming have you?' I was like, 'Yes I have!' 45 minutes... I was pretty smashed."


Olly confirmed he and his ex Francesca had split back in September 2015. At the time, Olly had been co-hosting The X Factor with Caroline Flack and reports claimed his busy working schedule had fueled his break up.

Back in June, Olly candidly revealed that he "wasn't yet over" the split. He said: "I'm not over it. I don't think anyone is ever over a break-up. You're always going to think about them and care about them."

However, appearing on ITV's Lorraine last month, Olly revealed he is now "happy" being single.

Sharing an update on his love life, Olly told host Lorraine Kelly: "I'm still single, I'm happy. I'm just keeping my options open, Lorraine, you know. You know I've always fancied you! To be honest with you I'm just quite happy being single at the moment, a bit of a free spirit, focusing on work really. I'm just so career driven, I love my job and I think that unfortunately sometimes probably."

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