Olly Murs recalls Kenya trip with Comic Relief for The Times

Olly Murs Comic Relief trek in Kenya
Olly Murs (front row far left) with the other celebrities taking part in the Kenyan trek for Comic Relief. Photo: Comic Relief

Singer and current judge on The Voice, Olly Murs, has recalled his trip to Kenya for Comic Relief in 2011 as part of the Times’ regular feature in which they ask celebrities to share their most memorable holidays.

Since coming second on The X Factor in 2009, the 34-year-old singer has had four UK No 1 singles, and his latest album You Know I Know was released on Friday.

Recalling his Kenyan trip for the charity, Olly said:

“In 2011, I did a trek in Kenya for Comic Relief. It was tough — we walked 62 miles through the desert in blistering heat — but there was real positivity on the walk because we knew we’d be helping lots of kids. We met desert tribes, saw scorpions and snakes, had hyenas trying to get into our camp and ate goat and rice every night. I’ll never forget it.”

In the article he also reveals how he decided he didn’t want to be a salesman while relaxing on Bondi Beach, that Barbados is one of his favourite places and how he enjoyed family holidays when he was young with his two siblings.

You can read the full article on The Times website.

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