Oliver "Olly" Stanley Murs (born 14 May 1984) is from Essex, England. He was born to Vicky-Lynn Pollard and Peter Murs, who is of Latvian descent. Murs has two siblings, called Fay and Ben. Ben and Olly are twins. He attended Notley High School where he was a star striker in the school's football team. He also played semi-professionally for Witham Town. He is a supporter of Manchester United and Celtic. He works as an energy advisor in a call centre. He previously appeared on the TV show Deal or No Deal, where in his game he won £10 after inadvertently swapping his box which contained £1,000.