Wednesday 22 November 2017

Matt's X Factor success boosts band

Matt Cardle's old band is doing well thanks to the show
Matt Cardle's old band is doing well thanks to the show

X Factor favourite Matt Cardle's old band are climbing the charts thanks to his success on the show.

Seven Summers' self-titled album is at number 26 on Amazon's album download chart despite the band not having a record deal and losing their lead singer to the ITV1 reality show.

The 27-year-old painter and decorator, who is 13-8 favourite to win the X Factor, said he was glad to hear fans of the show were going online to listen to them.

He said: "If they are doing well and benefiting from this then I'm happy for them."

According to the bookmakers, Matt faces competition from Aiden Grimshaw and One Direction, who are both available at 5-1.

Favourite to be kicked off is Wagner Carrilho.

Betfair's Alex Bake said: "Although Wagner impressed in the first week, there's a question mark over his ability. He's in danger of becoming this series' 'joke' contestant, much like Chico or Jedward. The punters can't see him lasting much longer."

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