Wednesday 20 November 2019

X Factor winner Matt Terry tells of ‘very scary, but very funny’ Miami incident

The winner of the 13th series of the X Factor has spoken about an incident that occurred while he was in Miami.

Matt Terry is working on his debut album (PA)
Matt Terry is working on his debut album (PA)

By Kerri-Ann Roper, Press Association Entertainment Editor

X Factor winner Matt Terry has said he was “nearly shot” by police while recording his new album in the United States.

Terry, 24, spoke about the alleged incident on Facebook while recording the first instalment of a new series of weekly videos called Matt Terry Mondays.

He said that while he had been out in Miami “something very scary, but very funny at the same time happened to me.”

He explained: “I set off the studio alarm and before I knew it I had Miami police running around the corner… held me at gunpoint, I had, um, two cops about to shoot me because they thought I was stealing from the studio.

Matt Terry and Saara Aalto arriving at the National Television Awards in 2017 (Ian West/PA)

“The first thing I said was I’m from London and I don’t know why or how it was going to get me out of it but luckily someone from the studio turned up and saved the day. So I’m safe, I’m alive and I didn’t get shot.”

Terry, who beat Finnish singer Saara Aalto to win the X Factor crown last year, also revealed he had been working with Jennifer Lopez and Enrique Iglesias’s record producers on the new album.

He added: “Also did the shoot for my album which I’m so excited about. We had (an) old school car, it’s all very Miami themed. It was so much fun, I can’t wait to show you guys. ”

Terry is also reported to have collaborated with Bailamos singer Iglesias on a song.

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