Hearts skip a beat for Olly at Arena - WERE YOU THERE?

Olly Murs performing at Sheffield Arena
Olly Murs performing at Sheffield Arena

FOR he’s an Olly good fellow…

Shame the same can’t be said for Mr Murs’ trousers which split last night and threatened to send a near all-female audience at Sheffield’s Motorpoint Arena into overload.

Luckily the chirpy Essex entertainer had a handful of costumes for a show in which 12,000 fans turned this into the noisiest place in northern England.

In just two years Olly has gone from X Factor runner up to one of the nation’s best-loved singing stars – so no wonder he smiled pretty much all the way through his time with his army of South Yorkshire admirers.

A lively show that included a Madness medley and a walkway above out-stretched arms put his fitness as well as his clothes and voice to the test – a wall of screams ensuing whenever the ‘Olly Wiggle’ made an appearance.

The same went for debut single Please Don’t Let Me Go and other number ones, encore Heart Skips A Beat and Dance With Me Tonight, at times Olly in danger of being drowned out by those who had paid to hear him sing.

Then again their host had a 10-piece band and pyrotechnics behind him in a big budget show which sent the crowds home whistling the sunshine reggae of Thinking Of Me and other merry Murs moments, banishing all thoughts of arctic Attercliffe.