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Marcus Collins announces solo UK tour

GT has all the info you need X Factor hottie Marcus’ new tour.

After his stint on the X Factor back in 2011, Marcus has announced his debut UK solo tour, ahead of the release of his second album. 14 dates are scheduled to bring a selection of Motown hits and new material from artists such as Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye and Sam Smith.

Marcus said: “To me, Motown is the epitome of what music is all about. A lot of the music we listen to today owes its roots to the Motown era. The passion, the hooks, the melodies, the backing vocals, the styling; to me, Motown is second to none. This new show is about celebrating those artists who were inspired by that era and putting my twist on those classic songs.”

Following the success of his self titled debut album, Marcus spoke exclusively to GT about his relationship with Strictly star Robin Windsor in the current issue.

Marcus said: “My family watch both X Factor and Strictly where all the guys are good looking, but there was one who always stood out for me.” Robin told GT: “We kept our relationship quiet for about three months, we waited until we know it was going to last before we made it public.

“It was New Year’s Eve and we were with a big group of friends. I looked at Marcus and thought, ‘Oh my God, I’m falling in love with him, but it’s only been a month.’”

When asked who said ‘I love you’ first, Marcus added: “I waited until I was drunk [at the New Year’s party] and lost all my inhibitions. Even if he was going to tell me it was too soon, I was going to say it regardless.

“But he said ‘I love you too’.”

Read the full interview and see the photoshoot in this month's GT.

For more information visit Marcus’ Facebook page.

Words: Harry Dean, @harrydeansays

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