Matt Cardle slams James Arthur

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 19 December 2012

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."

James Arthur

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

Bournemouth International Centre

Thu 30 Nov

£33.65–£43.45 / 0844 576 3000

First Direct Arena, Leeds

Thu 16 Nov

£33.05–£44.05 / 0844 248 1585

Genting Arena, Birmingham

Sat 25 Nov

£33.35–£44.35 / 0844 338 8000

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Matt Cardle

The 2010 X-Factor winner plays pop rock sounds.

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