X Factor: Rebecca Ferguson wrote songs about One Direction's Zayn Malik

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X Factor finalist Rebecca Ferguson has revealed her debut alum includes a number tracks written by herself and her break up with One Direction star Zayn Malik. The pair started dating during the tour earlier this year, but broke up just a few months later.

Rebecca, who finished as runner up to the show last year, said: “I wrote a lot of tracks about what was happening to me at the time I was making the album, and that includes things with Zayn."

She added: “A lot of the songs are about past relationships. The theme is relationships in general, making them, breaking them, love and loss. Recording was hard. It wasn’t a case of skipping to the studio and being happy.”

The mum of two and the 18-year-old first confirmed their relationship back in May, with Rebecca saying she was "genuinely in love" with the youngster, but the pair split just a few months later.

Speaking to the Daily Star, Rebecca admitted: “I got really emotional and sometimes I had really bad days. I poured out all my heart and soul into the album and would often cry.”

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