Singer has soft spot for TV hopeful
According to Olly‘s close friend Jon Goodey, 21, the pair have been inseparable since Rob mentored Olly on The X Factor during the first live episode.
‘Robbie‘s got a real soft spot for Olly because he can see himself in him,’ he exclusively tells Now.
‘They’re very similar. They’re both great showmen, but also quite insecure behind closed doors.
‘Like Robbie, Olly doesn’t always realise just how talented he is.’
Now Olly is making the most of his new mate’s advice and experience.
‘They text and call each other all the time,’ continues Jon. ‘Even if Olly doesn’t win the show, he knows he’s got a good friend in Robbie now.’
See more news on The X Factor in Now magazine dated 2 November 2009 – out now!