First there was all the rumours that Olly Murs had hooked up with Caroline Flack after breaking up with girlfriend of three years Francesca Thomas, but now there’s a new X Factor girl he’s apparently set his sights on – Diana Vickers. Although the two appeared on separate series of X Factor – him in 2009 and her in 2008 – a source has told The Sun that the pair have grown close in recent weeks.
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In week six, Vickers returned to the programme performing Coldplay's "Yellow", which received a negative reaction from the judges; Dannii Minogue commented that she did not "love the song choice", while Cowell suggested Vickers was still not well enough to perform.
‘ It’s basically like a modern day Romeo and Juliet. So here’s why we really, really want this to be a thing.
Diana Vickers has been reunited with her dog, Biggie.
She worked with Cathy Dennis, Eg White, Nerina Pallot, Ellie Goulding, Guy Sigsworth, Chris Braide, Savan Kotecha, Starsmith, Patrick Wolf, and Dev Hynes.
was released as the second single and charted at number 36 in the UK.
Back in 2010 Olly confessed that his management had pretty much banned him from seeing her because they wanted him to remain single for his image. And let’s be honest, he’ll probably get really lonely just wandering about in that space on his own. He’s 5ft 9 and she’s 5ft 7 which is the perfect height difference for walking along holding hands just FYI.
He said at the time: ‘Diana’s a stunning girl and very funny but it’s unfortunate that I’m not really allowed to talk to her that much. They would have the most adorably blonde babies that would look like real-life cherubs. They both regularly take part in charity events and together would make the world a better place, so there’s that. Diana’s spent the last couple of years working on an acting career and with Olly’s insane TV presenting credentials they could have complete screen domination. In an interview to promote the single, Vickers announced the possibility of Songs from the Tainted Cherry Tree getting a solely digital download re-release, and also stated, "I've been writing so much and got so many tracks under my belt.I think I'm very close to ready for the second album actually." The fourth leg of the Songs from the Tainted Cherry Tree Tour began in November 2010 and included dates in Ireland as well as the UK.Vickers' 2010 debut single, "Once", charted at number one on the UK Singles Chart and her debut album, Songs from the Tainted Cherry Tree, achieved number one status on the UK Albums Chart.Her follow-up singles, "The Boy Who Murdered Love" and "My Wicked Heart", reached the top 40 and top 20 respectively.In week nine, the semi-finals of the competition, Vickers performed Avril Lavigne's "Girlfriend" as her first song and received positive comments from the judges, including Cheryl Cole's comment that "she had got that sparkle back".