Olly Murs hopes to convert One Direction fans on US tour

Olly Murs has revealed that he hopes to convert some of One Direction’s US fans.

The singer and Xtra Factor host, will support the British boyband during their upcoming tour of North America from May 29.

“One Direction have been brilliant in allowing me to go on tour with them and I get on really well with the guys so yeah, it’s going to be exciting,” he told MTV News.

“They are causing loads of hype and hysteria everywhere they go so to be invited along it’s going to be fun.”

He added: “Hopefully I can convert them [their fans] into the Murs army and the Ollyettes so if they can be converted, that will be great.”

Asked if he hopes to copy One Direction’s success, he said: “There’s always room for everyone, but for me, America is just a good challenge and fingers crossed the song does well and if it does, it will be amazing!”

Olly Murs recently confirmed that he will return as co-host of The Xtra Factor with Caroline Flacklater this year.