The brothers fell out over his X Factor commitments
Words by Jadie Troy-Pryde
The world of A-listers is full of drama – from ongoing feuds like that of Katy Perry and Taylor Swift, the stars will often nod to the drama without having to say much at all.
But Olly Murs has been reluctant to air his dirty laundry. He might always get on stage with a huge smile, but behind closed doors the former X Factor contestant has been involved in a bitter feud with his twin brother.
Fans of the Troublemaker singer will know that the pair famously fell out eight years ago when Olly reportedly chose to appear on the talent show instead of attending his brother Ben’s wedding. The fall out allegedly caused a huge rift in the Murs household, and Ben even took his wife’s surname in order to distance himself from his now-famous brother Olly.
Although he has previously decided not to talk about the feud, Olly opened up on The Sun‘s podcast to reveal that he was desperate to make amends with his estranged twin.
‘Every artist has a dark side or something that is against them, mine was always my brother,’ he admitted.
‘I think there’s still a love there between all of us, it’s just about finding a resolution and finding that moment in time where you can make it all come together and be fine.’
When asked about the possibility of a reunion, Olly said: ‘I’ve got no doubt it will happen – I’m sure it will because we’re family, and regardless of everything that’s happened I’m sure we can come to some understanding and love will come through.
‘My mum and dad have always said you should keep it behind closed doors. I won’t be shouting from the rooftops, we’ll do that privately and everything hopefully will work out.’
We really hope it does, Olly!