The X Factor winner reveals his sensitive side


Leon Jackson admits he often wells up when watching Aussie soap Neighbours.

The X Factor winner regularly tunes into the Channel 5 show and can be left feeling emotionally drained after a traumatic episode.

‘I can shed a tear at a movie or when I’m watching Neighbours,’ he says. ‘When [the character] Madge died, I was away.’

And Leon, 19, isn’t embarrassed to show his feelings.

‘I’m not afraid to be sensitive,’ he tells Weekend magazine. ‘I’m a strong believer that men should be able to cry.

‘We live in a different society these days. Men walk around with handbags and wear guyliner.’

Leon has spent the last six months recording his debut album, which will be released in October.


Lauren Parr