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I Was Olly Mur’s Brother: Ben Murs On How The X Factor Killed A Family

by | 22nd, August 2010

OLLY Murs, the X Factor Robbie WiIliams impressionist, has “WRECKED OUR LIVES”. So says his family.

It’s the News of the World’s front-page news. Following the Sun’s chat with Murs, readers now get an “X Factor exclusive”.

In the bid to make Olly Murs a stars (he has a record out soon), we get to hear from “angry” Ben Murs-Hart. Olly’s twin borther. It’s hard to tell the two apart because neither of them has had a hit record nor played football in Robbie Williams’ garden. But one of them has shagged at last 30 women and the one of them is front-page news.

No word on Ben’s shag tally, but he is “choking back tears” as he tells us:

“The show has torn our family apart.”

Ben says Olly skipped his wedding last year to sing in the X Factor semi-final. We learn:

“Something was missing and that was Olly. It’s clear people like Simon Cowell are more important to him than me.”

We’ve heard from Ben before, when he told us that Olly didn’t lose his virginity until he was 18 and is a “very private” person.

Ben told us of his wedding plans:

“My dream would be for Simon Cowell to let Olly take the day off from the show for me and my wife.”

Now Ben now speaks to the press again. As the X Factor kicks off and the media set about creating heroes and villains from stage school drop-outs and call-centre workers, we hear from Ben:

“He’s a self-absorbed sell-out. Our family was torn apart because of X Factor. Things have got to the point where if I have children, I don’t even want Olly to meet them. I watch my brother – the same person I shared a womb with – on TV now and it’s like I don’t even know who he is.”

It’s not quite as spit toast but it is a bond. He later adds:

“Olly still lives at home with my parents. My divide with Olly has now divided the whole family and I am no longer speaking to any of them.”

Although, the family can always hear from Ben by reading the NoTW

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