Two record deals for X Factor runner-up Olly Murs

Wednesday February 24, 2010

He may have been pipped to first place by Newcastle's Joe McElderry, but the future is still bright for Essex boy Olly Murs.

The 25-year-old, Simon Cowell's protoge on the talent show, has signed not one, but two, record deals to cement his rising music career.

Simon's labels Syco and Epic  - which also look after JLS - are each set to help Olly make a name for himself in the charts.

"Olly is a big personality and we hope to make a big record showcasing his obvious talents," says Epic boss Nick Rafael.

Olly is said to be working on his debut album in preparation for this year.

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