After winning the 13th series of ‘The X Factor’ on Sunday (11 December), Matt suddenly became the centre of much speculation, particularly when some viewers suggested he’d shared a kiss on stage with former competitor Freddy Parker.
Matt has now been able to speak about the matter in his own words, clarifying that he and Freddy didn’t share a kiss, and that he is straight.
Addressing his close friendship with Freddy, Matt told Digital Spy on Monday (12 December): “I was literally on stage and he was crying, bless him, he’s so proud.
He was also quick to deny that there was anything going on between him and his ‘X Factor’ mentor Nicole Scherzinger, adding: “I’m like her little brother and she’s like my big sis. She’s got my back and I’ve got hers.”
Matt is currently promoting his debut single, the festive offering ‘When Christmas Comes Around’, which was co-written by Ed Sheeran.
It’s currently among the favourites to take the festive top spot in the UK singles chart, but Matt will have some competition on his hands from the likes of Cruz Beckham, Taylor Swift and Mariah Carey.