Matt Cardle slams James Arthur


This article is from 2012.

James Arthur at the TalkTalk secret X Factor gig

James Arthur

Matt Cardle has slammed James Arthur after the latest 'X Factor' winner hit out at the 2010 champion by saying he hadn't released any decent songs.

Matt Cardle has hit out at James Arthur for slamming "some of the best songwriters in the world".

The 29-year-old singer - who won 'The X Factor' in 2010 - hit back at the latest winner of the talent show after he criticised Matt saying he hadn't released any good material, but the 'When We Collide' hitmaker says James' comments have "offended" everyone who works on the programme.

He said: "I doubt he's even listened to my albums. It's a shame and I hope it doesn't do him too much damage.

"Not only has he offended me but he's offended every other person that's won the 'X Factor' and everyone who works or has written on these albums.

"That's some of the best songwriters in the world - all these people - and he's now rubbished their work. So it's a pretty s**t thing for him to have said."

Matt also slammed James for "mouthing off" by saying other 'X Factor' contestants have been made to compromise their style for the show.

He added to The Sun newspaper: "I said, 'Look, James, you're very talented but you haven't sold two million records yet, which I have.

"You haven't had two top 10 albums yet, which I've had. Don't start mouthing off before you've even really left the show.' "

"If he hasn't 'compromised' himself one iota then I think he's lying. Everybody makes compromises all through their life and especially on something like 'X Factor'."

Matt defended his own chart record by comparing his second studio album 'Fire' - which peaked at number eight in the UK - to 'X Factor' judge Tulisa's latest effort, 'The Female Boss', which flopped.

He explained: "She couldn't have had more support. She was all over the radio, 'X Factor' every weekend, she had her performances, adverts and she reaches No35? It's just a massive, massive victory for me."

This article is from 2012.

James Arthur

The singer and winner of the ninth series of The X Factor takes his 'The Story So Far' tour on the road.

KOKO, London NW1

Tue 20 Dec

£25 / 0870 432 5527

O2 Institute, Birmingham

Wed 21 Dec

£23.50 / 0844 844 0444

O2 Ritz, Manchester

Thu 22 Dec

£23.50 / 0161 236 3234

Matt Cardle

The 2010 X-Factor winner plays pop rock sounds.


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