The X Factor winner admits he's a bit of a bum

X Factor 2010 winner Matt Cardle decided as a teenager his future was on stage and not stuck in an office 9 to 5.

So the 27-year-old spent years chasing his dream.

‘I was always putting off getting a real job because I knew all I wanted to do was sing,’ he says.

‘I’ve never made any secret of the fact that I’m a bit of a bum.

‘It’s not something I’m ashamed of because I always had it in the back of my mind that I was going to make more of myself one day.’

Matt had stints as a painter/decorator, a postman, a milkman and even a seasonal Father Christmas, but now he has the career he always wanted.

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