The Daily Telegraph reports
British pop star Olly Murs will be hoping to enjoy the same career boost here as fellow X Factor runner-up Rebecca Ferguson when he lobs for a chat in a couple of weeks.
Murs, who came second in the UK's sixth series, credits a three-month stint backpacking in Australia for confirming his decision to chuck in his day job and pursue a singing career.
And his love of "goon".
"Coming back there is going to be one of the highlights," he said.
"Australia gave me the freedom to change my life; it opened my eyes to what life is all about and what you can achieve - and to drinking goon.
"So I decided to become a singer and I came home to focus on that. Now going back, I feel everything has come full circle."
The cheeky pop star, who seems to be modelling himself on his hero Robbie Williams, has an unenviable reputation back home for splitting his pants.
There is a hilarious YouTube clip with Murs' embarrassing wardrobe malfunction while demonstrating warm-up exercises for an upcoming British charity sports event.
"Yes, that actually happened. I was showing people how to warm up, bent over and split my trousers," he said. "I did it on my UK tour as well while I was performing. Luckily I was wearing underpants that day or my fans would have seen everything."
Murs arrives in Australia on April 23, with his reggae-flavoured single Heart Skips A Beat on radio now and In Case You Didn't Know record out on Friday.