Olly Murs has an excuse for a BIG Christmas celebration this year

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Olly Murs is planning a mega Christmas blow out this festive season.

And he has the perfect excuse, after securing a fourth Number 1 album in the charts back last month.

The former X Factor finalist was runner up to Joe McElderry back in 2009 and has topped the charts once again this year.

Seven years after his victory, Olly's released his fifth record, 24 HRS in November.

The record sold almost 60,000 copies in its first week on sale to score the top spot, beating a lot of tough competition.

It's Olly's fourth number one with only his debut not reaching the top spot, although it was hardly far off at Number 2.

Olly told the OfficialCharts.com website today: "So excited and happy to have 24 HRS go in at Number 1. It’s the most personal album I’ve ever made, and I’m really proud of it.

"It’s an amazing achievement for me to have had four Number 1 Albums in a row so thanks to my fans for continuing to support me!"

The result makes Olly the joint most successful X Factor act ever based on the Official Albums Chart, tied with One Direction on four Number 1 albums.

Speaking to the Daily Star, Olly admitted he had been forced to hold off the celebrations until Christmas.

“I’ve been waiting for Christmas to celebrate the album going to No1,” Olly said “I have done something Christmassy every day in December for the build-up but I can’t wait to go out with my mates.

“The problem is they all have girlfriends so they aren’t allowed out any more unless they get a special visa.

“I’m single so I’m a little bit lost, I’ve been Billy No Mates. But now they’re free, watch out.”

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