X Factor 2016: Matt Terry has been getting tips from Sam Smith

Matt Terry

X Factor 2016 contestant Matt Terry has been getting some secret top tips from Sam Smith.

The favourite to win has an extra advantage over the other acts after getting advice from the chart topping and award winning singer.

Matt spilled to The Sun newspaper: "It's just crazy. I had a bunch of questions to ask him about his career. It was pretty cool. He's an artist I've listened to since he started and I think his career is just insane.

"He told me he'd heard me sing 'I'll Be There', which he thought sounded good. He said to me to just keep doing what I'm doing."

Matt is currently the odds-on tip to triumph on The X Factor this year after amassing an army of fans.

And some of them have been super keen to meet the singer in the flesh after watching him on the live shows for the past five weeks.

Matt revealed last week how he had been banned from signing fans' underwear.

It was after a car full of girls pulled up outside The X Factor contestants' house in North London.

He told the Xtra Factor: "All of a sudden we just hear a car bibbing and it was just a car of girls just swinging their underwear at us to sign it."

But Matt told how security guards were quick to block him and the other guys from heading outside to meet their fans.

"Obviously we weren't allowed to go out," said Matt, who even admitted to being a bit "scared" of the group in the car.

The X Factor continues Saturday and Sunday nights on ITV.

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