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