‘He can’t wait to get started’: Olly Murs ‘lands his first solo presenting role as host of Stars In Their Eyes reboot Starstruck’
He spent four years as a coach on The Voice and was notorious for The X Factor for a season in 2015.
But now Olly Murs is gearing up to launch his solo presentation career and will direct the upcoming Stars In Their Eyes reboot entitled Starstruck.
The star, 36, is said to be ‘absolutely thrilled’ about his exciting new performance, with ITV bosses confident he is ‘the right choice to present’.
Exciting: Olly Murs, 36, is preparing to launch his solo presentation career, and will direct the upcoming Stars In Their Eyes reboot entitled Starstruck.
A source said The sun: “Olly can’t wait to get started on the show and thinks this will be a great launch pad for him to do more solo presentation work in the future.”
They added, ‘Olly has a great stage presence and knows exactly what it’s like to be on a TV show where you’re being judged.’
Once an X Factor competitor herself, Olly was second in the 2009 series of the world-famous talent show and appeared on The Voice for four seasons alongside Sir Tom Moore, Anne-Marie and will.i.am.
Starstruck will begin filming in May, and BAFTA-winning actress Sheridan Smith will appear before the judges along with singers Beverley Knight and Adam Lambert, according to the outlet.
Stars In Their Eyes ran from 1990 to 2006 and was hosted by Matthew Kelly.
The TV staple invited members of the audience to dress up as their favorite music star and perform their chosen artist’s hits in front of an audience.
Throwback: Stars In Their Eyes ran from 1990 to 2006 and was hosted by Matthew Kelly (pictured in 1993)
Olly’s exciting news comes weeks after he revealed that he still hasn’t seen the recent Channel 4 documentary about Caroline Flack’s tragic death because it’s ‘so hard’ to digest.
Olly shared a close friendship with Caroline over the years and confessed that it’s still hard to realize that ‘she’s gone’.
After the showing of the emotional show, Olly explained that he is waiting to watch, as he told The Mirror, ‘I haven’t really seen it yet purely on the basis of being on the Voice this week and I just want focus on that.
‘I’ll be watching it all by myself next week and I’ll process it all because it’s so hard to talk about it and it’s so hard to even think I’m talking about someone I love very much and she is not there anymore. ‘
In a clip from Channel 4 documentary Caroline Flack: Her Life and Death, Olly burst into tears as he recalled the good times he shared with his good friend and former co-host.
He said his “heart breaks” every time he thinks about Caroline, and he struggles with the inner suffering she endured in the moments leading up to her suicide.
Total pro: Appeared on The Voice for four seasons alongside Sir Tom Moore, Anne-Marie and will.i.am
Olly said, ‘I just know my heart breaks every time I think about Caz and think about what she would have had to take to take her own life and that’s going to hurt for a long time because we got along so well – we were great together. ‘
Later in the documentary, Olly spoke about the audience’s negative reaction to him and Caroline who presented The X Factor in 2015 – and how they first knew they were losing their job when it became a news story.
Caroline was tragically found dead on February 15, 2020, at the age of 40, the day after hearing the prosecution would proceed with a lawsuit for alleged assault on her model and former boyfriend of tennis player Lewis Burton in December 2019.
Sad: In March, Olly revealed that he still hasn’t seen the recent Channel 4 documentary about Caroline Flack’s tragic death because it’s ‘so hard’ to digest (pictured together in 2015)