Ben Haenow has revealed he never met Simon Cowell ahead of being dropped.
The winner of The X Factor 2014 was let go by Simon's Syco record label earlier this year after just one album.
Chatting the Daily Star newspaper recently, Ben confessed he was disappointed about never speaking to Simon directly but didn't hold any grudges.
“I had a meeting with people from the label and we went our separate ways but I still haven’t heard anything from Simon at all," Ben revealed.
He told the tabloid: “Obviously I would have loved a text from Simon and I wouldn’t knock it if I got one but I’ve not lost any sleep over it.
“I never thought we’d become best mates, chat on the phone all the time or I’d be going over to his house for dinner. It’s all good though. I have nothing but respect for Simon.”
In a new interview with local newspaper the Croydon Advertiser, Ben blamed his exit from the label on "numbers" after his new single Slamming Doors struggled in the charts.
"I was disappointed, but there are no ill feelings there," he said. "I haven't had a face-to-face meeting with Simon Cowell, but I didn't expect flowers."
While he may have split from Syco, Ben's not going anywhere with a live tour starting this month.
You can buy tickets here!