X Factor's Olly to play free gig in Colchester

TEMPERATURES have been rising in Essex after it was announced that X Factor finalist Olly Murs is to play a one-off free show in Colchester this week.

James Hore

TEMPERATURES have been rising in Essex after it was announced that X Factor finalist Olly Murs is to play a one-off free show in Colchester.

The Witham wonder, who defied the bookmakers' odds to cement his place in the grand final of the show, will play Charter Hall on Wednesday evening.

But unless you've already got your tickets there is bad news - they sold out this afternoon.

The popular Essex boy, 25, was on the verge of tears last night after being told he has made it through to this weekend's final along with Stacey Solomon and the favourite to win, Joe McElderry.