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Video: Singer Olly Murs takes time to surprise hen party before Féile performance

Singer Olly Murs takes time to surprise hen party before Féile performance

A HEN party of Merseysiders `hearts skipped a beat' when they found their fun gatecrashed by singer and presenter Olly Murs during a night out in Belfast.

Bride Clare Graham (29) from Maghull and her friends were on a party bike in the city centre when the star was driven past on the way to his hotel ahead of a gig at Féile an Phobail on Saturday.

Murs, who posted a video of the encounter to his 7.51 million Twitter followers, jumped out at traffic lights and posed for pictures with Ms Graham.

Her sister, Sarah Gudgin told the Liverpool Echo : "The first we knew about it being Olly Murs was when his Mercedes with blacked out windows pulled up behind us.

"He slid the door open and waved and, when we caught up with him at the lights, he got out and came over to say: 'Hello'.

"It was just amazing and brilliant for him to do that. It was a one-in-a-million chance that he'd be going past at that time.

"We'll be trying to get into the after-party tonight!"

Feile an Phobail carnival parade makes it way from Dunville Park to the Falls Park Picture Mal McCann.

Murs posted of his delight at the spontaneous meeting on Twitter, along with the video.

"These ladies were having a right good party in the middle of BELFAST earlier! I'm just gutted I have a gig to go to otherwise I would have joined in!! Have a wicked hen night ladies."

Ms Graham replied: "Thanks Olly you made our trip!!! Hope tonight goes well for you!!! after party if you want to join???"

Feile an Phobail carnival parade makes it way from Dunville Park to the Falls Park Picture Mal McCann.

Feile an Phobail carnival parade makes it way from Dunville Park to the Falls Park Picture Mal McCann.

Feile an Phobail carnival parade makes it way from Dunville Park to the Falls Park Picture Mal McCann.

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