James Arthur hits back at Matt Terry over 'X Factor curse'

James Arthur

X Factor winners James Arthur and Matt Terry have got into a bit of a bust up.

It comes after Matt spoke about the 'X Factor curse', which is apparently a thing now.

It's the first we've heard of it, but speaking to OK! magazine, Matt said he wouldn't fall victim to the supposed curse.

"I’ve never ever done drugs and I never will," said Matt. “I’m a strong-minded person and I will only do something if I want to do something."

He continued: “I come from a very grounded family - normal people - so for me it’s really important to stay who I am. I never take anything too seriously.

"I like to laugh everything off and make sure it’s about having a good time and being happy. That’s what I’m going to do."

The comments about drugs were apparently a reference to James, who didn't seem too pleased about Matt's remarks.

"I ain't cursed bro..." the 2012 champ wrote on Twitter alongside an eye-roll emoji. "I did some drugs and got lost yeah but even strong minded people do that #LOVE (sic)"

Earlier this year, James opened up about how he was left close to suicide and addicted to drugs following his appearance on the X Factor.

James recalled to The Sun newspaper back in September: “I’d never been a guy who suffers from suicidal tendencies but I had taken all I could take from life.

“I thought that was my chance and I’d ruined it. You never see an X Factor winner make a comeback. It doesn’t happen.”

The Say You Won't Let Go hitmaker - who said he now just "laughs off" criticism - went to to reveal: “Quitting drugs has helped me gain some perspective. I don’t recognise that artist in my first album."

Matt followed in James' footsteps and won The X Factor last weekend, with the duo originally being lined up to duet together.

But despite the two guys sharing a mentor in Nicole Scherzinger, it didn't happen.

According to ITV's Lorraine, James was indeed asked but 'didn't feel like it work with them together', instead encouraging Matt to perform with mentor Nicole.

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