Olly Murs Recalls Selfridges Terror Scare, Insisting ‘Something Happened That Day’

‘Whether it was covered up, I don’t know.’

Olly Murs has explained his side of the story after being accused of sparking panic during a terror scare in late 2017, insisting that “something happened that day”.

On Friday 24 November, panic broke out on London’s Oxford Street due to false reports of gunfire, and while it was later revealed that the incident was actually an altercation between two men, shoppers were sent into a panic and mass evacuations took place.

Olly Murs
Olly Murs
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At the time, Olly was in Selfridges, where he tweeted: “Fuck everyone get out of @Selfridges now gun shots!! I’m inside.”

When the truth about the matter - including the fact there were no gunmen - was revealed, Olly was roundly mocked for his role in the panic, but speaking on Monday (9 April), the star was keen to defend himself.

It wasn’t just Twitter users who had a laugh at Olly’s expense and three months after the incident, Jack Whitehall made a joke about it at the Brit Awards.

Following a performance that included impressive pyrotechnics, the host quipped: “That was a controlled blaze, by the way. Apparently Olly Murs was in the toilet tweeting about it.”


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