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Olly Murs stars in new 'Ollympics' web series

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T in the Park: Olly Murs

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Olly Murs has launched his own new web series titled 'Ollympics'.

The 'Heart Skips a Beat' singer will take on his touring band members in a handful of sport-related challenges in the clips.

The first episode sees Murs take on - and ultimately lose - a table tennis match.

"I thought that the band wouldn't be as good as they were. We decided the first game is of course table tennis, which of course is an Olympic sport," he told MTV News.

"I did not win, which is pretty shameful, but you need to watch the rest and you know it's good. It's quite fun."

He joked: "It becomes close at a certain point and then you have to watch it. It comes down to an epic finale. It's like a TV series. It's like watching Lost. Like 'Oh my god, did that actually happen?'"

The Olympics-themed challenges will start appearing on the singer's website in the coming days.

He added: "I'm really excited about it, and of course, I wanted to keep my American fans interested in what I'm doing. I thought this would be really funny and do some viral stuff online, just me knocking around and the band sort of doing different events. It's me against my band.

"And the fans tweeted in, the US fans have been tweeting in what they'd like me to do so we've collected all them together and we've done the Ollympics, which should be fun."

Watch the first video in the series below (US readers only):



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