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Olly Murs 'secretly dating' his fitness trainer Melanie Sykes

Olly Murs 'secretly dating' his fitness trainer Melanie Sykes

Earlier today, reports emerged that singer Olly Murs and TV presenter Melanie Sykes have been dating for over a year.

As you may know, Olly is 33 years old and Melanie is 14 years his senior at 47 but whether there's actually anything going on between the two remains to be seen.

A source explained: "Mel loves a younger man and really fell for Olly when he got into shape late past year".

Olly, who was recently confirmed as the new coach on The Voice, and fitness fanatic Melanie have apparently been keeping their romance under wraps by enjoying hush-hush dates at each other's houses.

'They were bonding over her fitness programme.

According to the insider, the pair met through a mutual friend: initially texting for a while before the messages became "quite saucy".

It looks like Olly Murs has a new lady in his life!

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"He was a fan of her gym selfies and thought she had an wonderful body".

The source added: "Olly was a fan of her gym selfies and thought that she had an unbelievable body.There's a real physical attraction between them".

However the brunette beauty did first hint that the pair were more than just friends in December a year ago as she shared a sweet post online.

Olly has not been in a serious relationship since splitting from long-term girlfriend Francesca Thomas in 2015.

With an age gap between them of 13 years, Melanie has always had a soft spot for a younger man, having previously been married to roofing contractor Jack Cockings - who was 16 years younger than herself. HELLO! Online has contacted Olly's representative for comment.

She also has two children from her first marriage to actor Daniel Caltagirone.

"The divorce was the easy bit", Melanie later told Fabulous magazine.