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Olly Murs reveals appreciation of gay fans

Olly Murs has revealed he’s proud to have a big gay following.

The 27-year-old, who last year stripped down to his underwear during a performance at G-A-Y, told Australia’s Star Observer that he appreciates the attention he receives from his male admirers:

“The B-side from one of my first singles was called This One’s For The Girls, so I changed it to This One’s For The Boys when I played at GAY, and they loved it.

"The funniest thing is, I’m used to hearing high-pitched girl screaming after I play, and when I play to gay crowds it’s more like (drops 10 octaves) ‘YEAHHHH!'

"It’s like performing to the cast of the film 300.”

The ‘Oh My Goodness’ singer, who is set to support One Direction on their US tour later this month, also admitted he finds it difficult to understand how some straight men have a problem with homosexuality:

"I’m a straight guy and I date women, but I get on really well with gay guys. I’m very comfortable with my sexuality.

"The weirdest thing for me is when straight guys get really freaked out by gay guys. It’s almost like they’re insecure in their own sexuality. For me, I can be in a room full of gay men and have fun.”




Watch Olly Murs perform 'Oh My Goodness' on The Graham Norton Show below: