19 Apr 19
The Scottish Sun
TROUBLEMAKER Olly Murs has vowed to get butt naked again when he tackles Line Of Duty star Martin Compston for Soccer Aid.
The singer went totally starkers after his England squad beat the Scot’s Rest Of The World side in last year’s tussle.
Olly Murs has vowed to get butt naked again
And he’s promised another celebratory strip after predicting victory for the Auld Enemy again against Martin — currently starring as Det Sgt Steve Arnott in the BBC thriller — at this summer’s Stamford Bridge clash.
Olly also recalls giving TV chef Gordon Ramsay the runaround a few times over the years.
Former semi-pro footballer Olly says: “I’ve now done five Soccer Aids and had a bit of a tussle going on with Gordon Ramsay during the first couple of years.
“It’s safe to say I got round Gordon a little bit too quickly. It was actually pretty easy for me against Rambo, as I call him.
Olly Murs strips naked in his The Voice chair to celebrate Molly Hocking’s win
“Then first game I played against Martin, I completely tore him up. But last year Jose Mourinho turned him into bloody N’Golo Kante.
“He was all over the place, smashing into everyone and was super-fit — he was much, much better than last time.
“But we still went on to win on penalties — and whenever I win anything of significance I always take off my clothes.”
Olly went starkers earlier this month when his act Molly Hocking won ITV talent show The Voice. He cheekily posed naked in fellow judge Tom Jones’ chair.
Olly predicts victory for the Auld Enemy again against Martin Compston
Olly went starkers earlier this month
He adds: “If I win again this summer I will definitely be getting naked again. Without doubt.”
The Essex boy burst on the scene 10 years ago when he finished as runner-up to Joe McElderry on X Factor.
Since then he’s gone on to top the charts with Please Don’t Let Me Go, Heart Skips A Beat, Troublemaker and Dance With Me Tonight.
And the 34-year-old star showed no sign of fading when his sixth studio album You Know I Know went straight to No1 last year spawning the single Moves with US rapper Snoop Dogg and featuring Rowan Atkinson as a barman in the video.
And big showbiz pal Robbie Williams recently declared he wants to duet with Olly again after they first performed Angels together on the X Factor final.
But recently Olly was involved in an impromptu singalong with Ally McCoist when the Scotland and Rangers legend attempted his ballad Dear Darlin’ on talkRADIO. So how do Robbie and Ally compare?
Olly laughs: “Ally isn’t too bad a singer — he can actually hold a note. He’s definitely got potential and there is a voice in there.
“Perhaps he just needs more practice.
Olly got naked after last years victory
“But Robbie and I really want to do an album at some point together. That would be fun for both our sets of fans.”
The former Take That heart-throb and his missus Ayda Field stunned X Factor guru Simon Cowell this week when they announced they would not be returning as judges.
But Olly has not ruled out making a comeback to the talent show where he made his name before co-presenting the programme with Caroline Flack in 2015 after stints doing The Xtra Factor together.
He says: “I got offered a judge job last year but I turned it down purely on the basis that I didn’t want to leave The Voice.
[quote]Lewis Capaldi is an amazing guy and I got a video message from him backing Molly in the final of The Voice. He fully deserves his No1 as he’s a great talent.[/quote]
“I had a great conversation with Simon. He knows my love for the show. So who knows?
“If the call came in then I’m sure Simon and I would sit down and talk about it. You can never say never in this game.”
However, as Olly hits his mid-30s he knows there’s a batch of male singer-songwriters snapping at his heels — led by current chart-topper Lewis Capaldi.
The 22-year-old, from Bathgate, West Lothian, has been at No1 with Someone You Loved for the past seven weeks.
Olly Murs has given Gordon Ramsay the run around in recent years
Olly says: “There is always someone new. Robbie said the same about me and claimed he needed to up his game.
“I’m the same whenever another solo male artist comes out — you want to compete.
“But Lewis is an amazing guy and I got a video message from him backing Molly in the final of The Voice. He fully deserves his No1 as he’s a great talent.”
He adds: “I love it when I meet someone like Lewis who doesn’t take himself too seriously and actually enjoys the moment.
[quote]Put it this way, Martin is one of the better celebrities I’ve seen in the Rest Of The World team — but I’m still planning to get naked again when England win.[/quote]
“Lewis doesn’t really care what people’s perceptions of him are. He’s just a cool guy and you can see that from his music videos and his social media.
“His voice is exceptional so it’s all about maintaining that level and continuing to release top songs. I’m a huge fan. He’s a great songwriter.”
Now as he gears up for his UK tour — which includes Glasgow’s SSE Hydro at the start of next month — he is also making sure he stays match fit for his next epic battle with Compston after seeing off the challenge of fiery chef Ramsay in previous years.
Olly adds: “I don’t think Rambo can make it this year because of injuries and age — he can’t do it any more, bless him.
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“But last year was a closer battle with Martin. He has a big desire to win along with a big heart — like most Scots — and was really bossing the midfield.
“Put it this way, Martin is one of the better celebrities I’ve seen in the Rest Of The World team — but I’m still planning to get naked again when England win.”
Olly plays Glasgow’s SSE Hydro on May 3 and 4. For tickets log on to ticketmaster.co.uk.
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