Olly Murs quit alcohol for one year and couldn't toast his engagement

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Olly Murs  attending the ITV Palooza held at the Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London. Picture date: Tuesday November 23, 2021. Photo credit should read:
Olly Murs quit booze for a year. (PA)

Olly Murs has revealed that he ditched alcohol for a year and couldn't even toast his own engagement.

The X Factor star said he was "not someone who has ever struggled with drink" but wanted to challenge himself to see if he could go 12 months without a tipple.

And he has now reached his target of 365 booze-free days.

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"I've not been drinking for a year," Murs, 38, told MailOnline.

He added that it was "just a personal thing", adding: "I like little victories."

Olly Murs on stage during day one of Capital's Jingle Bell Ball with Coca-Cola at London's O2 Arena.
Olly Murs on stage. (PA)

Explaining that he had wanted to challenge himself, Murs said: "I just think sometimes drinking can lead to bad s*** happening."

He also admitted that "sometimes I can be a bit mad".

'Army Of Two' singer Murs said the only time he really missed alcohol was when he and his girlfriend Amelia Tank got engaged and he couldn't celebrate with a glass of something.

The singer and bodybuilder Tank got together after spending time together in the gym while Murs was recovering from a knee operation back in 2019.

Earlier this summer, the hitmaker announced that he had popped the question and that Tank had said yes.

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 06: Amelia Tank and Olly Murs attend Wimbledon Championships Tennis Tournament at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 06, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
Amelia Tank and Olly Murs are engaged. (Karwai Tang/WireImage)

He proposed to her on the beach, with Tank's mother and younger brother looking on.

The Starstruck host shared a picture of the couple embracing on a clifftop, along with a diamond ring emoji and the caption: "04.06.2022 Amelia Tank."

Murs found fame after competing in The X Factor in 2009.

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He came second behind Joe McElderry but has gone on to have a hugely successful pop and TV career on shows such as Starstruck and The Voice UK.

Watch: Olly Murs engaged to bodybuilder girlfriend Amelia Tank