X Factor 2012: Matt Cardle banned from appearing on the show!

Matt Cardle

Former X Factor winner Matt Cardle has apparently been banned from the show!

The singer won the series back in 2010, but after being dumped by Simon Cowell's Syco label following a flop album, Matt has reportedly been barred from appearing on the show.

Now with a new label and a new album, Matt hasn't been offered the chance to promote his new record on the series, despite runner up Rebecca Ferguson singing earlier this year.

Other X Factor stars including Little Mix and One Direction are expected to appear throughout the series too.

And it's even claimed that Matt has been banned from spin-off show The Xtra Factor.

A source told the Daily Star newspaper today: “It’s a real slap in the face. Regardless of what’s gone on, you’d think the show would celebrate the success of its winners.

“Matt would love to go back and perform but sadly won’t ever get the chance. He’s not sure what he’s done to upset Cowell.”

Matt himself said: “If they ask me then I would definitely do it but they won’t ask me, I can promise you that.”

[cat c="the x factor"]The X Factor 2012[/cat] live shows continue tonight on ITV1 with latest results show.

As well as another elimination, this evening's show will feature performances from Rita Ora and No Doubt.

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