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Olly Murs devastated as Mark Wright bans him from his house at Christmas because of Essex’s Tier 2 rules

OLLY Murs has been left devastated after Mark Wright banned him from his house at Christmas because of Essex's Tier 2 rules.

The singer and TV presenter are good pals and regularly share videos of them playing pranks on each other and making funny clips.

The run up to Christmas is no different, with the pair filming a video in the style of last year's Gavin and Stacey festive special.

Olly, 36, is seen knocking at Mark's door, which is surrounded by elaborate Christmas decorations.

Looking pleased to see his friend, Mark, 33, touches elbows with Olly, who is wearing a bold Christmas jumper and says "two metres and all that, Merry Christmas!"

As Elton John's Step Into Christmas plays in the background, Olly offers Mark a beer, and he replies: "You can keep the Corona mate, know what I'm saying, I'll have the Heineken. Hope you've washed your hands!

"Well done for bringing the beers round and getting them in, I could murder one."

Olly replies: "Does that mean Wrighty you're asking me to 'step in?'"

As he starts singing the Elton John track he steps forward but Mark quickly puts a stop to it, and as the music cuts off abruptly he says: "Mursy you can't this year, you know, Corona and that."

Olly says: "But Boris says you can have three people from different households at Christmas, so I've picked you."

Looking awkward, Mark says: "Yeah but I haven't managed to pick you, I've got a big family mate."

As Olly looks dejected, Lonely This Christmas starts playing and he says: "Yeah I just thought...maybe you'd pick me."

Standing in the doorway with a large Christmas tree behind him, Mark tells his pal: "I love you, you know that, but there's a light at the end of the tunnel, next year there'll be none of this, and we'll all be together at Christmas."

A dejected Olly then starts to walk away, and says: "Have a lovely Christmas, give love to the family."

Mark wishes Olly a merry Christmas before the clip ends with the door closing as the singer walks away.

Mark captioned the clip: "Well…. that was awkward !! Here’s to 2021 @ollymurs we will be sweet then, thanks for the beers though son 😛🍻🍺 merry Christmas 🎄 P.s you will always be my Smithy, Mursy."

Sharing the same clip on his own Instagram, Olly wrote: "I won’t lie to you” I thought I was having a “tidy” Xmas at Wrighty’s …… this year #not #occuring."

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