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Confirmed: Olly Murs pulls out of BRIT Awards

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Gemma Strong
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Olly Murs has pulled out of the 2017 BRIT Awards, his rep has confirmed to HELLO! Online. The star had been expected to take to the stage at the music ceremony on 22 February, but will now no longer be appearing.

The news comes just one day before the 2017 nominations are officially announced. According to some unconfirmed reports, Olly decided to withdraw from the show after discovering he is not up for any awards this year.

Olly Murs pulls out of the Brit Awards 2017

Olly Murs has pulled out of the 2017 BRIT Awards

The Kiss Me singer, 32, recently admitted that it is his dream to win a BRIT award, having been nominated for six in the past - including a nod last year for British Single of the Year for Up.

"It would be great to win a BRIT because I feel like I put my heart and soul into it," he told the Sun last month. "I'd love to win a BRIT Award. That would be an amazing achievement and it’s what I work towards every year. I'll keep working hard and one day hopefully I will win one."

Word of the apparent BRIT's snub has reached Olly's fans – and they are not happy. Taking to Twitter, the star's supporters vented their frustration that he has not being recognised for his most recent studio album, 24 Hrs.

Olly Murs pulls out of Brits 2017

Pictured performing at the 2012 BRITS 

"When will people realise how much work Olly puts into his music? He deserves a Brit so much," wrote, while another agreed: "So gutted and annoyed that Olly Murs has still not won a Brit Award. He deserves one, he works so hard."

The nominees for the 2017 BRITs will be announced on ITV on Saturday at 6pm in a special launch show hosted by Emma Willis, ahead of the ceremony on 22 February.

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