Pop star Olly Murs invites the YEP on tour bus as fans flock to see him in Leeds

Olly Murs meets fans outside the Capital FM studios in Leeds. Pictures: Mellissa Pye.
Olly Murs meets fans outside the Capital FM studios in Leeds. Pictures: Mellissa Pye.
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POP SENSATION Olly Murs sent fans into a frenzy during a flying visit to Leeds.

The X Factor star was on a whistle-stop tour of some of the biggest cities in the north and gave the YEP an exclusive seat on his tour bus today.

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Super fan Tracy Ponsonby, 45, queued for hours to meet the star, alongside daughter Emma Morris, 20.

Tracy, of Pontefract, said: “He signed my arm and I’m going to get the autograph tattooed on. No-one else will get what it means but it means everything to me.”

She added: “I just love his cheeky smile and his songs.

“I’ve got wall art, cardboard cut-outs and everything.”

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Kathryn Elphick, 33, of Leeds, waited to see Olly with her 18-month-old and 16-year-old daughters.

Kathryn, who also plans to get a tattoo of his autograph on her arm, said: “I can’t believe I just met him and got a hug. We saw him at Leeds arena and my daughters love him.”

The Troublemaker singer took selfies with fans and signed autographs.

Olly said: “It’s so much fun meeting fans – they do things a bit bonkers sometimes but it’s a nice compliment. The Leeds crowd is fantastic and the city and arena is great.”

He added: “I loved every minute of The X Factor – it was a roller coaster of emotions and excitement. But it’s time to move on and focus on music for a couple of years.”

Speaking to the YEP about his new single You Don’t Know Love on board his tour bus, Olly said: “I’ve never done a song this honest before.

“It’s about my ex-girlfriend and how you don’t really know love until it hurts.

“I played it to her before it came out, out of respect to her. I didn’t get a slap, so it must be alright!”

You Don’t Know Love was released last week.

Olly’s fifth album is due out later this year.

Check out our Facebook Live video with Olly here.

PIC: Neil Cross

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