Olly Murs’ twin brother Ben has revealed how the pair have not spoken, ever since Olly missed his wedding to appear on The X Factor.
Admitting that he has fallen out with his whole family since Olly let him down, Ben told The News Of The World that not only did Olly fail to turn up to the wedding, but he didn’t even phone or text to wish the happy couple good luck.
“I understand why Olly wasn’t at the wedding. It clashed with the X Factor semi-final and singing has been his dream for years.
“But what hurt was that he never even told me himself he wasn’t going to be able to be my best man.
“I kept reading how Olly had said he was ‘gutted’ he couldn’t make it, but when the wedding came I had my mobile in my pocket all day hoping he would call or even text to say ‘good luck’ or ‘congratulations’.
“I never heard from him. It was heartbreaking. It was clear that people like Simon Cowell were more important to him than me.”
Ben doesn’t even believe that Olly was forced to miss the wedding, he thinks the ‘Please Don’t Let Me Go’ singer chose not to be there on purpose. He said:
“It looked like Olly had been forced to pick the X Factor over our wedding, but I don’t believe that’s true. He didn’t want to come to the wedding. He wanted to be a star, he just didn’t have the courage to tell me.”
Ben went on to explain how the rift between him and Olly, led to a falling out between him and the rest of the family. He admitted:
“Amy looked stunning and I was overjoyed because I was marrying the love of my life.
“But something was missing and that was Olly. I was desperate to hear from him, so I kept checking my phone for a text message or a missed “call.
“But nothing came. I could tell some members of my family wished we’d rescheduled.
“They were gloomy and some wouldn’t even give me a cuddle. I understood that the X Factor was Olly’s dream, but marrying Amy in a big family ceremony was mine.”
When he finally watched the X Factor episode, Ben was disappointed again.
He said: “I couldn’t believe he didn’t even mention the wedding when he had the chance. I had watched my family on TV jumping out of their seats to encourage him, but when I gave my wedding speech they hardly clapped.”
“Olly still lives at home with my parents. My divide with Olly has now divided the whole family and I am no longer speaking to any of them.”