The X Factor Gets 10th Anniversary Video 'Mash-Up'
But Matt Cardle's manager takes issue with him being left out again...
A star-studded "mash-up" video has been unveiled in advance of ITV show Matt Cardle, Leon Jackson and Steve Brookstein were all conspicuous by their absence from the video - and Matt's manager has already complained about the omission.
Will Talbot told Digital Spy: "It is very disappointing to see Syco, yet again, attempting to erase Matt from the history books
"19 million people tuned in to watch him win (on their most successful series ever). Since then, he has been bizarrely blacklisted from appearing on The Xtra Factor, excluded from every video compilation celebrating the show and he now won't be featured in the X Factor 10th anniversary video which airs tonight.
"Since 2010, he has had two top ten albums, one of which went platinum, and his combined single and album sales exceed two million units. In light of this, for them to purposely keep excluding one of their winners is undeniably perplexing to say the least."
And Talbot insisted that Matt had not fallen out with the show or criticised it.
He continued: "In truth, it pretty much sums up Syco's attitude to him during the months after he inconveniently (for them) won the show. Unfortunately there is a misconception that Matt has slagged off the show and fallen out with Sony but this is not true.
"He once jokingly said in an interview that he 'compromised his integrity on The X Factor by wearing yellow trousers whilst singing Katy Perry songs'. Well, did you see those trousers?!
"Matt has repeatedly said how grateful he is to Simon [Cowell] and the show for the opportunity and how much he enjoyed being a part of The X Factor. He still feels that way. This reflects very badly on Syco."
We told you earlier this week how the show was reportedly "recycling" former acts.