Olly Murs opens up about overcoming loneliness after fall out with brother

Olly Murs has been estranged from his twin brother, Ben, for almost 15 years, since his rise to fame on X Factor in 2009
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Olly Murs has confessed feeling a profound sense of loneliness after his fall out with his twin brother, Ben. The X Factor star, lesser known for being a twin, has not had contact with his sibling since they had a heated argument back in 2009.

This occurred when the singer missed his brother's wedding and his best-man duties to appear on the ITV talent show. While the topic of their relationship was seldom frequented, Olly opened up about enduring harsh loneliness over the years. However, he found some solace upon meeting Amelia Tank, who later became his wife and the mother of his baby, reports the Mirror.

"When you've been in the womb with someone, you struggle with loneliness," the 'Heart Skips A Beat' singer expressed to The Times on Saturday. "I had to deal with it when my twin and I went on our separate lives. I was desperate to be around people, could not sit in a room alone."

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He spoke fondly of his wife and how she profoundly affected his view on solitude. He stated: "When I was single for three years, I had to learn to like my own company. That's when I met Amelia. I always thought that spark when you fall in love was a load of Disney rubbish.

"People would talk about that moment and you'd go, 'Really?' And when it does happen, it's not like it is in films, of course. When that person walks into your life and changes how you feel, you know. She's gorgeous, the love of my life. We're a good team.""

Olly described the key to contentment as "following your dream" and securing a job that sparks joy, sharing that his wife thoroughly enjoys her role at Lloyds Bank. He speaks passionately about his ethos of hard work which he attributes to originating from a council estate.

"My dad was a toolmaker, up every day at 4am, and watching both my parents work so hard, that lifestyle was instilled in me," the singer divulged. Olly also confessed to being "good with money".

However, prior to his rise to fame, he experienced a disastrous stint on Deal Or No Deal in 2007, where he aimed to win £250,000 to ensure financial stability for life. His journey on the show took a catastrophic turn, after rejecting a £22,000 offer from the banker, ultimately leaving him with a mere £10.

"I was devastated. Later I went on the show as a celebrity and won 50p. Between two shows half a million was up for grabs, and I won £10.50," he shared with The Times. Wrapping up his discussion, Olly expressed his ultimate goal in life is to be "a great husband and father".