By Slick Nick | @Poppeelings
Pop singer Olly Murs has finally come clean over one of the greatest turmoils of his life – having to retake GCSE English twice.
The male, 29, finally achieved a D grade the third time around; something of a family record.
The certificate did not come without its sacrifices though for the young cockney:
“Fackin hell guv, you have no idea how intimidating it is sitting in a basketball hall surrounded by teenagers that can read and write properly.”
“Apples and pears, I had to study my backside off. I could only go to the Braintree Whetherspoon’s three times a week. Apparently the fruit machine takings were right down. Speaking of fruit, how are you for oranges?”
Murs’ music, a mixture of dated pop and raggae, is a favourite amongst unattractive white teenage girls in Britain, many of whom are also illiterate. The horrors of Murs’ GCSE examinations are thought to have struck a chord with this fanbase, helping them bond and relate further to their idol.
Fortunately, the line of work Murs finds himself in today requires very little writing at all.