Matt Terry entered X Factor after being dumped
Matt Terry has admitted he only entered 'The X Factor' after his girlfriend of three years dumped him
Matt Terry only entered 'The X Factor' after his girlfriend dumped him.
The 23-year-old singer - who triumphed on the ITV talent show over the weekend - says it was the breakdown of his relationship with dancer Jasmine Avis that inspired him to audition for the show.
He said: "That was the start of everything changing. At the time it was really tough because she ended it, it was her choice. We just spent so much time together. We were in our own little bubble. She wanted to be a dancer and I wanted to be a singer. It's worked out for the best."
However, Matt insists he isn't looking for a relationship right now as he wants to concentrate on himself and his music.
He added: "I'm not looking for love, I can't wait to start writing. It's important to use your life experiences. It's my story to tell. I've just gotten out of a three-year relationship and now is my time to concentrate on myself. I'm going to have fun and meet people ...
"She hasn't tried to get back with me, she sticks by her decision. We're friends as we've got the same friendship group. She's wished me luck throughout the competition and has been supportive."
Meanwhile, Matt is keen to make sure his parents Sharon and Bob have a nice holiday after all their support.
He added to the Daily Mirror newspaper: "I'd love to pay off their mortgage one day. But first, my mum and dad deserve to go somewhere really nice and warm. They've been behind me my entire life and are so giving.
"I'd like to send them somewhere nice and hot to treat them. When I heard I'd won, all I could see was my family's faces. They were crying, all emotional and over the moon. It's all I've ever wanted, to make them proud."