X Factor UK Headlines for 01/01/17

Honey G’s single FLOPS, enters the UK chart at 149. Matt Terry won X Factor 2016, but was rejected from X Factor 2015.

Clean Bandit feat. Lousia Johnson – Tears (Top Of The Pops, New Year 2017)

FRESH START X Factor champion Matt Terry and talent show BFF Freddy Parker are moving in together…TODAY (Dec. 27th)

After becoming firm friends in The X Factor house, Matt and Freddy are about to become roommates again

X Factor winner Matt Terry and his co-star Freddy Parker are moving in together today after becoming close on the ITV singing show.

Freddy revealed his excitement at their new adventure on Tuesday, telling his fans: “Moving out today after nearly 19 years at home…”
Read more: The Sun

Matt Terry’s second stab at stardom
‘X Factor’ winner Matt Terry previously auditioned for the show but didn’t even make it through to seeing the judges

Matt Terry auditioned for ‘The X Factor’ twice.

The 23-year-old hunk may have gone on to win the singing show earlier this month after he sailed through each round with the help of his mentor Nicole Scherzinger, but his vocals haven’t always been a hit as the producers kicked him out of the competition in 2015 after he fluffed his audition before he’d even been seen by the judges.

Speaking exclusively to BANG Showbiz, he said: “It was the second time I auditioned for the ‘X Factor’. I auditioned the year before but I was really ill and didn’t do very well. I didn’t sing that great. I was kicked out in the producer round where you sit in front of people from the show.”
Read more: The List

Louis Tomlinson ‘is supported by Liam Payne’ as he pays his final respects to late mother Johannah Deakin at private funeral service
Louis Tomlinson has said goodbye to late mother Johannah Deakin at an intimate funeral service attended by a select group of close friends and family members – amongst them One Direction band-mate Liam Payne.

The singer paid his respects to Johannah, who died earlier this month following a short battle with leukemia, in his hometown of Doncaster on December 21, three days before his 25th birthday.

The Doncaster Star report that close friend Liam, 23, joined Louis and his family for the private service and a subsequent wake, held at Ye Olde Bell Hotel and Restaurant in Nottinghamshire civil parish Barnby Moor.
Read more: Daily Mail

‘I’ve felt better’: Louis Tomlinson welcomes 2017 with a hungover selfie as he prepares for a new year after his mother’s tragic passing
He endured an incredibly difficult end to 2016 after tragically losing his mother to leukaemia.

But despite his grief, Louis Tomlinson still decided to get involved in New Year celebrations as he shared a hungover selfie with fans on Sunday morning.

The One Direction star, 25, looked a little worse for wear in a close-up selfie posted to his Instagram page, which he aptly captioned: ‘I’ve felt better ! Hello 2017 !!’
Read more: Daily Mail

One Direction Were Europe’s Top-Earning Celebrities of 2016
One Direction tops this year’s list of Europe’s highest paid celebrities, despite having spent it on hiatus.

As a group, Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson and Niall Horan brought in $110 million over the past 12 months, Forbes reports. This income comes from the tail-end of their $200 million-plus On The Road Again tour and endorsement deals with Pepsi and Colgate. All of this made 1D the top-earning band in the world and the second highest among all celebrities, trailing Taylor Swift’s $170 million.

Overall, musicians dominated the list, taking six of the top 10 spots
Read more: Billboard

Leigh-Anne Pinnock ‘confirms relationship with Burnley striker Andre Gray as she cosies up to the footballer in Snapchat video’
Little Mix’s Leigh-Anne Pinnock appears to have netted herself another footballer six months after splitting from ex-boyfriend Jordan Kiffin.

The singer could be seen sitting on Burnley striker Andre Gray’s lap in a Snapchat video taken while she was enjoying a night out with friends.

The pair, both 25, look completely smitten in the brief clip which shows them with their arms around each other as they nestle cheek to cheek.
Read more: Daily Mail

NEW YEAR, NEW WALLPAPER? Little Mix’s Jesy Nelson flashes abs in sexy selfie… but fans are distracted by something else in the pic
It was Jesy’s raw floorboards and stripped walls that got people talking
LITTLE Mix star Jesy Nelson stunned in a sexy New Year’s Eve selfie.

But it wasn’t her defined abs or sultry pose that caught the attention of her two million Instagram followers.

Instead, Jesy‘s army of fans were left baffled by her choice of location for the celebratory photo op.

Despite oozing glamour in her black and white outfit, it was the raw floorboards and stripped walls around her that set tongues wagging.

One cheeky decorator commented: “New year sale on wall papering if you want a quote?”
Read more: The Sun

Jesy Nelson shows off her ripped abs and ample cleavage as she rings in the New Year with a gal pal… as Jade Thirlwell celebrates with boyfriend Jed Elliott
She’s in the shape of her life following her split from fiancé Jake Roche.

And Jesy Nelson, 25, looked sensational as she displayed her washboard abs and cleavage in stylish black co-ords on New Year’s Eve.

The Little Mix star matched a plunging crop top with a high-waisted skirt and a pair of teetering black heels.
Read more: Daily Mail

The X Factor’s Honey G forgoes her signature hat and glasses as she gives rare glimpse at her face during NYE performance…after her debut single limps into the midweek chart at 149
She’s renowned across the nation for her trademark baseball cap and sunglasses.

Yet, Honey G gave fans a scarce look at her face during a New Year’s Eve appearance in Blackpool on Saturday night.

The North Weezy rapper took to the stage in the seaside town’s Flamingo nightclub, briefly removing her signature accessories while she performed for NYE revellers.
Read more: Daily Mail

‘You look 25 again’: X Factor winner Sam Bailey, 39, appears ‘younger everyday’ as she posts a string of REMARKABLY flawless selfies
She won the X Factor 2013 in the Overs category, aged 36.

But Sam Bailey fans believe she could now pass for 25, after her remarkably youthful appearance drew attention on Twitter this week.

The 39-year-old has been probed on how she continues to look ‘younger everyday’ in her social media selfies, each one appearing to show a more remarkably fresh-faced look than the last.
Read more: Daily Mail

The Ex-Factor Christopher Maloney has split from fiancé Gary Doran and cancelled wedding next year
Former X Factor singer has called time on his eight-year relationship
X FACTOR flop Christopher Maloney has split from his fiancé Gary Doran – despite being due to marry next year.

The former CBB contestant jetted off to Egypt with Gary – and travel companion Danniella Westbrook – when he popped the question to his ex-partner in 2015.
Read more: The Sun

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The Official Charts
1. Clean Bandit – Rockabye (feat. Anne-Marie & Sean Paul)
4 Little Mix – Touch
6 Little Mix – Shout Out To My Ex (now certified PLATINUM)
9 James Arthur – Say You Won’t Let Go (PLATINUM)
12 Steve Aoki & Louis Tomlinson – Just Hold On
18 Louisa Johnson – So Good (SILVER)
20 Matt Terry – When Christmas Comes Around
36 Zayn & Taylor Swift – I Don’t Wanna Live Forever
66 Kelly Clarkson – Underneath The Tree
70 Little Mix – Oops (feat. Charlie Puth)
76 Leona Lewis – One More Sleep (SILVER)
149 Honey G – The Honey G Show (6,451 chart equivalent sales according to Music Week)

1 Little Mix – Glory Days (PLATINUM)
4 Olly Murs – 24 HRS (PLATINUM)
15 James Arthur – Back From the Edge (GOLD)
36 Little Mix – Get Weird (2X PLATINUM)

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