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Pop star Olly Murs brings the X-Factor to Fakenham with surprise appearance at town football club

PUBLISHED: 09:30 30 July 2017 | UPDATED: 12:57 30 July 2017

Olly Murs has made a surprise appearance at Fakenham Town Football Club. Picture:  Ian West/PA Wire

Olly Murs has made a surprise appearance at Fakenham Town Football Club. Picture: Ian West/PA Wire

Pop star and television presenter Olly Murs has made a surprise visit to Fakenham.

Singer Olly Murs pictured at Fakenham Town Football Club with Fakenham under-8s player Declan Cracknell. Picture: CHRIS CRACKNELLSinger Olly Murs pictured at Fakenham Town Football Club with Fakenham under-8s player Declan Cracknell. Picture: CHRIS CRACKNELL

The six-time Brit Award nominee was at Fakenham Town Football Club’s Clipbush Park on Saturday afternoon to watch his beloved Coggeshall Town beat Fakenham 3-0.

Fakenham Town FC tweeted: “We’ve (happily) granted our visitors @CoggeshallTown special access to our new gantry, and they’ve brought along someone called - Olly Murs!”

The star posed for photographs with fans.

Fakenham under-8s player Declan Cracknell, son of Fakenham head groundsman Chris Cracknell, was amongst those to get a picture with the singer.

Murs watched non-league Coggeshall win 2-0 at Diss Town in April and was back in Norfolk to perform at Thetford Forest in June.

Last year, Murs was a surprise special guest at a wedding in Dereham.

Katie Hart-Copsey, who is a big fan of the singer, was enjoying her wedding reception with husband Shane Hart-Copsey in Dereham Town Football Club’s club house, while Murs watched Coggeshall in their match against Dereham Town Reserves.

He later posed for photographs with the bride and some of the guests,

Murs has previously played for the Essex-based Coggeshall Town and paid for the club’s showers to be fixed.

Since shooting to fame in 2009 as runner-up on the X-Factor, Murs has recorded four multi-platinum albums, produced four number one singles and has sold more than 10 million records.

He also presented the X-Factor along with Norfolk’s Caroline Flack.


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