While the talent show has produced a number of stars in previous years, it’s fair to say that the winners haven’t always gone on to greatness.
Little Mix may still be dominating the charts and selling out tours, however others haven’t fared quite so well, including Steve Brookstein and Matt Cardle, who were dropped not too long after winning the show.
However, Ben reckons he’s got nothing to worry about, and has vowed not to fall victim to the ‘winner’s curse’.
When The Mirror quizzed him on Steve and Matt, Ben replied: “I think both those guys - particularly Matt as well - he’s still working as he’s still out there because he went to a couple of events we were at during the competition. And he’s on his fourth album I think now, so he is still definitely working.
“But I think it’s about what you put into it and as I say he’s still going and I would like to be releasing my fourth album at some point. That would be great.”
Ben also addressed speculation that Sam Bailey might be about to lose her big money deal with Syco, adding: “She’s been doing really well and she performed on the show the final one of the week, so whatever she’s doing, whether it’s on another label or independent, I think she’s still going to be working.
“I don’t feel people have said stuff about the curse of ‘The X Factor’ and winning, but I really just feel in such a good place and so confident that I’m not worried at the moment.”
According to reports, Simon Cowell is set to offer Fleur a deal too, a move he has made in the past for non-winners such as Ella Henderson, Cher Lloyd, and a relatively successful boyband named One Direction.