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Olly Murs says his music comes before his presenting

29 May 2013 Last updated at 11:07 BST

Olly Murs says he's sad that he won't be part of this year's Xtra Factor. The singer says he's not presenting the ITV2 spin-off show so that he can work on new music.

He said: "I think I just wanted to focus on this third album, promoting that across the world."

The star, who found fame after appearing on The X Factor, also says he's earned his right to play big festivals and gigs.

He was speaking to Newsbeat's entertainment reporter Nesta McGregor at Radio 1's Big Weekend in Londonderry.

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