Xtra Factor host and singer Olly Murs is secretly dating someone.

Murs, who is about to release his new album Rigth Place Right Time, says he is in the early days of a new relationship but is proud of the fact he is able to keep his personal life private.

Speaking to New! magazine, the 28-year-old said: ''I've been on a few recent dates, yes. It's all early days! I only just had a day off for the first time in four weeks yesterday, so that says it all. I am trying to keep that going.

''I'm very good at keeping things under wraps. I've not been a nun! But I keep that side of my life very quiet. When I finish my work I go home to Essex and get on with my life.''

The professional cheeky chappy in the comedy hat was an X-Factor runner-up in 2009 but he only moved out of his parent's house recently.

''I moved out of my parents' house in April this year after buying somewhere last September. I like to think I'm domesticated and more mature now. I just wish I'd been able to spend more time at my house but I've been so busy.''