Olly Murs’ twin brother hits back over his family’s ‘betrayal’

The bitter family feud that has dogged Olly Murs since he became famous has exploded once again.

For the past seven years, he has been at loggerheads with his estranged twin brother Ben and the fallout has become very public ever since their mother Vickylynn spoke out last week.

After blaming Olly’s TV career for the bust up, Ben has now taken his wife’s surname and no longer has any contact with the singer.

Ben Hart has slammed his parents for enjoying the fame and glamour that Olly’s career had brought, at his expense.

Olly and his mum Vickylynn (Twitter)

He says that he never wanted to be involved in the fame and fortune that Olly was bringing and feels he was shut out because of that.

Ben has now spoken out after mum Vickylynn claimed that the feuding has made her ill.

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Speaking to the Daily Mail, the 32-year-old said: “I was very close to my parents, but fame and greed changed everything.

“I can’t believe what my mum did by talking about my childhood.

“I was so upset when I read it..

“Why has my mum, the person who should defend me, said things that are hurtful and untrue?”

This outburst follows Vickylynn’s claim that Ben had “disowned” the family.

She revealed to the Sunday Times Magazine: “It was such a shock it made me ill.

“I even thought I had MS – I had to use a walking stick because my legs were so weak.

“I also couldn’t work. I was on the verge of a breakdown.

“I’m much better now but my heart is broken.

“Ben’s broken my heart, and his dad’s, but I will not hear anything against him, I don’t think he understands what he’s done.

“I’ll go on loving him and sticking up for him until I die.”

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Olly has also added: “I don’t speak to my twin brother and that’s been extremely difficult.

“Long before X Factor there were problems between Ben and his girlfriend and our family.

“He made the decision not to speak to the family… but the door’s always open for him to come back.”

There seems to be an underlying issue between Ben’s wife Amy and the rest of the family.

He claims that they never liked her and Olly missed the wedding in 2009 because he was in the middle of his X Factor run.

Ben says he now “detests” reality and talent shows and claims that the family’s attitude had been “horrendous” on his wedding day and since.

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