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Bournemouth braced for flood of Olly Murs fans
8:50am Tuesday 9th October 2012 in Latest
THOUSANDS of teenagers are preparing to spend a big chunk of their school holiday queuing in a bid to meet their idol Olly Murs.
His appearance at Waterstones in Castlepoint is set to attract the biggest crowd ever for a book signing there.
But it’s not for the faint-hearted.
The lucky few who get to rub shoulders with the cheeky Essex boy will richly deserve their place. Wristbands will be sold on Sunday, October 28 on a first come, first served basis, which will guarantee them a copy of the book and a place in another queue on Friday, November 2.
But turning up at the Sunday opening time of 10.30am doesn’t appear to be a great idea – hundreds are preparing to camp overnight to ensure a meeting with the Xtra Factor star.
The book store hit the headlines when popular children’s author Jacqueline Wilson completed an eight-hour stint when 3,000 fans turned up to a signing in 2004.
But store manager David Lund said the figure is set to pale into insignificance when 2009 X Factor runner-up Olly makes an appearance.
“Police coverage has been arranged and we have heard from people as far away as Cornwall who want to camp overnight,” he said.
“This is going to be much bigger than the Jacqueline Wilson event.”
Olly’s book, Happy Days, is set for release on October 11.
Olly’s book lifts the lid on his battle with alcohol, exhaustion and depression, as well as charting his rise to stardom.