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A Night In With Olly Murs is a brand new one-off musical extravaganza with the award-winning singer.
In this one-hour entertainment special, Olly performs some of his best known hits, such as Dear Darlin’ and Heart Skips A Beat, as well as more recent material from his new album, Never Been Better, including new single Wrapped Up.
The Troublemaker singer is accompanied in the studio by a live band, and the show features exclusive celebrity appearances and amusing moments.
These include Olly and Nicole Scherzinger surprise photo-bombing some fans, Olly and comedian John Bishop having a lip sync battle, and Caroline Flack getting the surprise of her life when Olly tricks her into thinking cars can drive themselves!
Olly also pays a visit to a famous soap set, bumping into one of its well-known residents and appearing in his own scene, filmed especially for his show, but finds himself mistaken for a fellow singer.
On presenting his own show, the triple-platinum singer said: ‘I am so excited about doing my first TV special, it’s going to be an amazing night. The show will be great fun, packed with off the wall comic segments, surprises and, of course, music.’
In the lip sync battle, Olly’s songs are 5ive’s If Ya Getting’ Down and Right Said Fred’s I’m Too Sexy.
John Bishop lip sync’s to I Will Survive, by Gloria Gaynor and YMCA, by Village People.
As he heads to Albert Square, Olly says: ‘Since I was a kid I have absolutely loved EastEnders.’
Bumping into Alfie Moon (Shane Richie) at the market, Olly explains to Alfie that he’s a singer and lists some of his songs.
Olly says to Alfie: ‘My Heart Skips A Beat…?’
To which Alfie responds: ‘Really? You wanna see a doctor cos that’s a murmur.’
Olly tries again: ‘Dance With Me Tonight…?’
Alfie replies: ‘Back off sunshine, I’m happily married.’
Alfie then says: ‘Course I know who you are, you’re the bloke who did ‘Tonight I don’t feel like doing anything, nothing at all….’
To which Olly says: ‘No, that’s Bruno Mars.’
How does it feel to have your own itv show?
It feels amazing, I’ve always wanted to have a special on TV and now I’ve got one! It was so much fun to record and I can’t wait for everyone to watch it.
Describe what viewers can expect?
It’s a really entertaining show, I think! There’s a great mix of live music and funny skits. I had my nine-piece band on stage to perform live with me, as I wanted the atmosphere to feel like you were at a gig. I played a few past singles, and the new one ‘Wrapped Up’ and an exclusive new album track. We also play an Earth, Wind & Fire medley, which was so much fun to perform. There are also parts with Caroline Flack, Nicole Scherzinger and John Bishop, as well as a cameo in EastEnders.
Do you think Caroline will ever speak to you again?
Ha ha, yes she is speaking to me again. She saw the funny side of it once she got over the shock.
How did recording the TV show differ from doing an arena gig? Was it more nerve-racking?
It was quite nerve-racking actually. The performing is the easy bit, I love being on stage, that’s the best part of my job. Holding your own show and presenting on your own, in between singing, was the hard bit! It was great to have a live audience in the studio to make me feel at home on the stage.
Was it a dream to appear in your very own scene in EastEnders?
Yes absolutely. I’ve watched the show since I can remember and my whole family are fans too. To get the chance to walk on to Albert Square was very surreal indeed.
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