Simon Cowell worried about Olly Murs lookalike Jamie Benkert: “He’s a complete stalker”

The X Factor boss had serious reservations about the talent show hopeful who admits to being Olly's number one fan

Presenter Olly Murs met his doppelganger and number one fan on tonight’s X Factor.

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Healthcare professional Jamie Benkert took to the stage in the hope of getting a full set of yeses from the judges, but not before telling the camera a little bit about his favourite guy.

“I love Olly Murs… He’s one of those people you’d love to go and have a drink with. I’d love him to be one of my friends,” the young performer said.

It sounds like harmless fun to us – we’ve all got celebrities we’d like to share a pint with – but X Factor boss Simon Cowell wasn’t so sure.

“He’s more than a lookalike and soundalike, he’s a complete stalker,” said Cowell afterwards. “I asked him if he has ever watched a movie called Single White Female. I asked Olly if he had seen the movie too because this guy has literally channelled Olly.”

“He doesn’t just look and sound like him, he actually wants to be him,” he continued, joking: “I had this vision in my head of Olly getting locked up in a room with tape around him one week while this guy takes his job. I think it might happen. If Olly goes missing, then turn up at this guy’s house and look in the garage or the garden…”

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