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.
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.”
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.