Joe McElderry 'doesn't care' about being ignored by X Factor 2012 adverts

Joe McElderry

Former X Factor winner Joe McElderry has insisted he doesn't care about being left out of promos for The X Factor 2012.

New adverts for the upcoming series feature various stars from the show, including winners Leona Lewis and Alexandra Burke.

But Joe, who won the show in 2009, was left out.

Runner up for that year, Olly Murs, was however included in the clips.

"I'm not on Simon's [Cowell] label so I wouldn't expect him to promote me," Joe said today. "If they want to erase the fact I won X Factor or try to hide it, I don't care."

He told the Daily Star: "Personally I am proud I came from The X Factor. If Simon doesn't feel the same then you'll have to ask him why."

We reportedly previous however how 2005 winner Shayne Ward was rather annoyed at the snub.

He wrote on Twitter earlier this month: "Just seen the new X Factor promo video. Yet again it's like I'm being erased slowly from their history. Pathetic really. Would love to know why?"

> X Factor 2012 promo airs with One Direction, JLS, Leona, Olly Murs and Little Mix

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