Olly Murs Talks About *That* Awkward Rita Ora Moment

We were all a little bit worried that Olly Murs may have fallen out with Rita Ora after The X Factor on Sunday.

The 31-year-old host had looked more than little upset when Rita, 25, appeared to make an awkward dig at him at the end of the live final. Eek.

See: Rita Ora Is Called Out For Being Rude To Olly Murs

> Rita Ora was called out on Twitter after Sunday’s show


As she celebrated her act Louisa Johnson winning the show, Rita made the impassioned speech: ‘I’m so proud of her. I’ve watched this show and I’ve been such a fan of this show.

‘But there’s only two people in my opinion that have made this impression, and that’s Leona [Lewis] and Louisa… and that’s honest!’

We have to agree that both Louisa and Leona – who scooped the title back in 2006 – are two of the most memorable contestants we’ve seen.

> Rita Ora was clearly very excited about Louisa Johnson being announced the winner


But Rita seemed to have forgotten that Olly actually started on The X Factor himself, coming runner-up to Joe McElderry in 2009.

His career hasn’t exactly been too shabby since. He’s enjoyed plenty of chart success and, of course, landed some major presenting roles.


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Immediately after the awkward incident, viewers took to Twitter to comment on Rita’s ‘snub’.

> Olly Murs definitely looked a little disappointed


One wrote: ‘LOL is Rita Ora ruuuude? Olly Murs is standing right there,’ while another said: ‘@RitaOra seriously should apologise for disrespecting Olly Murs.’

Now, we’re sure she’d just got caught up in the excitement of the moment .

And it seems Olly agrees, telling the Daily Mirror: ‘Bless Rita, she texted me saying” “I’m sorry if I offended you.”

> Rita Ora has grown close to Louisa Johnson


‘I said: “Rita, are you serious? As If I’d get offended. I know what you were trying to say.” She was so apologetic but I was like: “Rita, I’m not even annoyed.”

‘We all knew what Rita was saying. We were drinking in the corridors, having a laugh on Sunday. Then the next day, she was texting me saying “Are you okay?”‘.

Phew. Things could’ve got messy there.