Olly Murs has opened up about his recent break-up and those Caroline Flack dating rumours.

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The X Factor co-presenter Olly Murs has admitted that he’s been having a rough couple of weeks since splitting up from his long-term model girlfriend, Francesca Thomas.

When Olly joined the Loose Women this morning, the 31-year-old opened up about his break-up with Francesca.

The singer dated the blonde beauty for three years, but mostly kept his love life out of the public eye. Olly and Francesca parted ways in September after going on holiday together.

He said:’I’ve just gone through a break-up with my girlfriend, which has been quite sad, quite a difficult couple of weeks.’

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Since presenting The Xtra Factor with Caroline Flack, the pair have built up a close friendship, and when it was announced that they would be presenting the main ITV show this series, their fans were pretty happy about it!

It isn’t a secret that Olly and Caroline have previously been one of those ‘are they/aren’t they’ couples; and since his recent split, the rumours have become even more apparent.

But Olly decided to put a stop to those rumours on the talkshow today.

He said: ‘Me and Caroline have always said hundreds of times that we’re never going to get together, we’re just really good mates.’

So it looks like we shouldn’t hold out any hope for the on-screen partnership to turn into a ‘full-time’ partnership.

The ITV presenter was also asked who he would Snog, Marry and Avoid out of Rita Ora, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini and Sinitta – and he seemed to find it pretty easy!

He said: ‘This is tough. Cheryl’s married, so maybe I could have a cheeky snog with Cheryl. Me and Rita are around the same age, I could marry Rita. And I might have to avoid Sinitta I’m afraid’ – awkward; sorry, Sinitta!

Alice Murray