Olly Murs is reportedly planning to propose to his girlfriend.

The 'Heart Skips a Beat' hitmaker, 30, has been dating model Francesca Thomas since August 2012 and he now thinks it's the right time to start settling down with her.

A source told the Daily Star newspaper: ''Now Olly has turned 30, he's realised he's ready to settle down.

''He's told all his friends that he's planning the perfect proposal.''

The hunky singer had dated Francesca, 25, for over a year before their romance became public but Olly - who shot to fame after coming second on 'The X Factor' in 2009 - admitted recently that he deliberately kept their relationship hidden to allow it chance to ''blossom''.

He said: ''Now everyone knows I have a girlfriend, but being in the public eye can ruin everything.

''It'd be different if I was dating a celebrity but I want to give this a chance to blossom - and being in the industry makes it a hundred times harder.

''I don't think my fans will be upset - if each member of One Direction can have girlfriends and be OK, I'm sure I can.''