The Voice UK coach and singer-songwriter Olly Murs has said that he is the "happiest" that he has been in a long time since he met his new partner Amelia Tank.

The 2009 X Factor winner said for years he had found it difficult to date women in case he was pictured out with them.

Murs posted a picture on social media on New Years Day, with his city worker and body builder partner.

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Speaking to Fabulous magazine, Murs, 35, said his partner is "amazing" and that she is "just a great person, full of love, she's caring, sensitive, doesn't suffocate me, lets me be me, loves the fact I'm cheeky and flirty and isn't trying to change that."

He added: "I love being around her. She's one of my best mates and then she is my lover and girlfriend."

Murs broke up with Francesca Thomas, who he had been with for three years in 2015. He was also linked with Melanie Sykes and Jess Wright.

The Voice UK with Tom Jones, Will.i.am and new coach Meghan Trainor is on Saturdays at 8.30pm.