He progressed to the final during which he duetted with his idol Robbie Williams – who fluffed his lines as he came on stage but recovered with Olly’s help.
He lost the coveted X Factor crown to Joe Mc Elderry but signed a joint contract with Epic Records and Syco Music and released his debut single Please Don’t Let Me Go in August 2010 and it went straight to the top of the singles chart.
Olly recorded a duet with Louisa Johnson, Unpredictable, which was released in June 2017.A showbiz source revealed last night: “Mel loves a younger man and really fell for Olly when he got into shape late last year.“They were initially introduced through a mutual friend.He has a twin brother named Ben and a sister called Fay.He was educated in Braintree and played for the school football team and then played semi-professionally for Witham Town from 2006 to 2008 but an injury forced him to give up on his football career.Nothing happened."Olly then replied: "Listen piers! I was shopping and then all of sudden the whole place went mad, I mean crazy people running & screaming towards exits. When you have millions of followers be very careful what you tweet.We found a small office to hide to which loads of staff and people were saying there was shots fired. There were no shots, in fact nothing happened at all.There were no shots, in fact nothing happened at all.So you stirred extra needless panic by tweeting false information."Continuing the exchange, Olly wrote: "No you listen Piers.. It's Easy to say now it was nothing but in a state of shock and panic I was trying to make people aware of what was happening.The Met Police have since released an official statement saying there were no shots fired.and no casualties or injuries."Officers working with colleagues from British Transport Police carried out an urgent search of the area.