Joe McElderry: “Cheryl’s A Friend Not A Mentor”
He speaks to MTV News about Chezza & The X Factor…
Tuesday, September 28, 2010 - 10:26
The Girls Aloud star was in Joe’s corner last year as he won The X Factor while she was in charge of the boys category, but now the Geordie popster has admitted they don’t talk business anymore.
He said: “Me and Cheryl speak regularly but we don’t really talk about work stuff, she’s more of a friend than a mentor.”
Joe continued: “Her new song (Promise This) is amazing too. She was trying to hear Ambitions the other day but she was filming at the house with the contestants.”
The 19 year old releases his debut single Ambitions on October 10 and will promote it with an appearance on the show that made his name.
“I’m really excited about going back on The X Factor but it will be very surreal,” McElderry explained. “I’ve missed performing so much, so I’m looking forward to it.”
And we had to ask who the 2009 winner is tipping to take the XF title this year. Joe told us: “I like Cher and I like Marlon (McKenzie) and Paije (Richardson). You’ve got to keep and eye on the judges houses week though and then you see the frontrunners!”
Look out for more from our interview with Joe on mtv.co.uk soon...
By Tom Thorogood
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