Olly Murs: Islington’s got the X-Factor

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 X-Factor star Olly Murs could be on his way to Islington after admitting his hunt for a new lads’ pad might bring him to the borough.

Murs, the runner-up on the 2009 show and whose hits include ‘Please Don’t Let Me Go’, has recently indicated he wants to move out of his parents’ home in Chelmsford, Essex. 

  X-Factor star, Olly Murs

Now, it appears the hat-sporting hitmaker is ready to join the likes of fellow pop stars Alexandra Burke and Lily Allen in moving to the trendy London hangout.

When asked whether he would consider a move to Islington, the 26-year-old said: “Yeah I wouldn’t say no, why not?

“Who knows, I might end up next to you sometime soon. I definitely wouldn’t rule it out.

“I’m looking to move in the next few months or so. I’ll just be with myself for the moment. I think it’ll be nice to move out and get a nice little place.”

Murs, who is set to kick off his two-month sold out tour at the end of next month, had previously hinted at a move to Camden or Shoreditch but is now understood to be all but set on a move to Islington.

Local Celebrities

Neve Campbell: “It’s got a nice balance between artists and businessmen, and new shops are always popping up on Upper Street,” says the Canadian actress of her home in Highbury.

Boris Johnson: the Mayor of London left his Holloway Road pad in 2009 for a £2.3m town house on one of Angel’s most expensive streets.

Jimmy Carr: the top comedian recently filed a complaint after plans for a 30-flat development opposite his home in Corsica Street were given the go-ahead.

Alan Davies: the Jonathan Creek star’s favourite haunts include Housmans bookshop on Caledonian Road and Thai Cafe Corner on St Paul’s Road, and he can often be seen at the Emirates Stadium.

Dermot O’Leary: if you want to spot the The X Factor presenter, head to St Joan of Arc Church in Higbury where he reportedly attends Sunday Mass.