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Olly Murs reveals he needed THERAPY after The X Factor: ‘It wasn’t a nice experience’

The singer struggled to cope with trolls

Olly Murs has revealed that he needed therapy after appearing on The X Factor back in 2009.

The star made it to the final of the ITV singing competition, but lost out to Joe McElderry.

Since finding fame on the show, Olly has gone on to have an incredibly successful music career, and only recently collaborated with Snoop Dogg on a new track.

Although Olly credits the show for making him famous, the singer has admitted that it wasn’t a “nice experience” and that he needed therapy afterwards.

Speaking to OK! Magazine, Olly said: “The X Factor wasn’t a nice experience. It took me a few years to pluck up the courage to speak to someone.”

“I only went a couple of times but talking to someone who wasn’t judgemental helped me to understand why I was reacting or feeling the way I was.”

Despite his bad experience, the 34-year-old returned to the show a few years later to host alongside Caroline Flack.

However, the pair’s hosting skills were strongly criticised due to a series of live TV blunders, and fans called for the return of current host Dermot O’Leary/

Olly is now a coach on The X Factor’s rival show The Voice UK.

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