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21/01/2012 18:53

Olly Murs announces 2012 UK arena tour for February

Olly Murs has announced details of his first UK and Ireland arena tour, set for February 2012.

The former X Factor runner-up will play a string of dates across the UK starting in Cardiff and ending in Dublin.

Olly Murs made his debut as co-presenter of this year's Xtra Factor show on ITV2 on Saturday night (20 August).

Tickets go on general sale on Friday 26 August.

Speaking to Newsbeat last week Olly Murs spoke about his new job fronting the TV coverage alongside Caroline Flack.

"The experience of Caroline and Dermot (O'Leary) has been brilliant," he said. "You can only learn from that.

"Music is what I love and what I do. I'm very passionate about the X Factor too so it's great to be able to balance them.

"I'm really looking forward to seeing what Simon (Cowell) thinks of the show."

Since finishing second on The X Factor in 2009, Olly Murs has released his self-titled debut album with lead single Please Don't Let Me Go making it to number one in the singles chart.