Matt Cardle: 'James Arthur Has Offended Me'
2010 XF champ has hit out at Arthur after he slammed his music...
The Impossible singer previously hit out at Cardle and other male XF winners, telling The Mirror: "I find the statistics ridiculous, the blokes that have won before have had a niche, they haven't sold records because they haven't made great albums. That's the bottom line.
"This show has evolved. If either me or Jahmene won, the albums will be good and they will sell. There's creative control this year, there hasn't been that before."
After slamming James' comments on Twitter, Cardle has now told The Sun: "I said, 'Look, James, you're very talented but you haven't sold two million records yet, which I have.
"'You haven't had two top ten albums yet, which I've had. Don't start mouthing off before you've even really left the show'."
He continued: "I doubt he's even listened to my albums. It's a shame and I hope it doesn't do him too much damage.
"Not only has he offended me but he's offended every other person that's won The X Factor and everyone who works or has written on these albums.
"That's some of the best songwriters in the world - all these people - and he's now rubbished their work. So it's a pretty s**t thing for him to have said."
Arthur recently told MTV.co.uk that he is determined to break the curse of previous male XF winners by having a hit album, telling us: "I want to be going into a studio thinking I need to put the best possible twelve tracks or whatever it is out there because I haven’t worked this hard to have my first album flop.
"My album is going to be quite diverse. It’ll have hip hop influences, it’ll have rock influences, it’ll all be self-penned and the collaborations on it will be good ones I think.”