Olly Murs is training to become a magician

Say, what?!?!?!

Olly Murs is training to become a magician to avoid chatting up girls while on tour.

The 32-year-old singer is on the road on a 24-date tour of the UK and in order to keep his mind off going out “to meet girls,” he’s revealed he’s taken up studying “card tricks” instead.

He said: “I’m trying to be good at the moment.

“I don’t want to go out and I’m trying not to meet girls. I just want to be cool and stay chilled, so I’ve been learning card tricks. I’m really obsessed.

“One of my friends taught me and now I go online and practice them.”

Could we see Olly following in the footsteps of the late magician and television presenter Paul Daniels? (Rex)

The ‘You Don’t Know Love’ hitmaker’s new hobby isn’t just useful for keeping him in check when it comes to the ladies, as it also helps him get his “head straight” and “re-focused” in between his hectic touring life.

He added: “In this industry you go through so much, there’s so much going on, sometimes I need to take myself away from it all and get my head straight – get myself re-focused.

“I go back to Essex and see my friends. I learn new tricks and do something completely different to music. It gives me a reality check.”

Olly Murs leads his group on Let it Shine

But alas, the ‘Troublemaker’ singer has no interest in taking his magical skills to the stage though, as he’d rather entertain with his voice.

He joked to The Sun newspaper: “You won’t see me on ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ – but you might find me in the Magic Circle one day.”