Olly Murs splits from girlfriend

X Factor contestant Olly Murs has split from his girlfriend Laura Henderson. The couple met at the boot camp stage but Laura and her girl band Project A did not make it through.

Last month the pair were photographed kissing in a park near the X Factor house.

They looked happy and Laura insisted that she was "not jealous about the female attention he gets".

Laura announced the news of the couple's split on her Twitter page.

She wrote: "I am not going out with Olly!! Sorry to disappoint, but leave it now guys, getting annoying."

A friend of Olly's told the News of the World: "Olly sees Laura as just one of the many women who have fallen into his lap since his face turned up on telly.

"For him, it was never a serious thing. He slept with another woman at the same Boot Camp where he met Laura - that should tell you all you need to know."

They added: "He always wanted to be single during his time on the X Factor - and that's why he dumped his girlfriend Keli Flower right before going on it.

"Olly was also a bit annoyed when those photos of him and Laura together were taken. He had no idea there was a photographer nearby, but suspected Laura was more than happy to have some publicity."

They continued: "At the end of the day, her band couldn't even make it to the finals alongside the likes of Jedward.

"Yet Olly stands a chance at becoming Britain's next big thing. Ultimately he just wanted to be single during the show, and saw the fling with Laura as a bit of a wobble in his drive for success.

"I'm not saying Olly is big-headed. But he is a 25-year-old man with the world at this feet. Why be tied down?"

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