Former winner of The X Factor Steve Brookstein causes controversy on Twitter

Steve Brookstein, former winner of the first ever series of The X Factor back in 2004, has caused quite a stir on Twitter with a comment he posted about the 7/7 London bombings, which devestated us all 10 years ago today.

Today, while most other people are remembering those who were killed and paid tribute to those involved in the devastating incident, including Prime Minister David Cameron and Mayor of London Boris Johnson who were amongst others laying wreaths in Hyde Park. Steve instead remembered what he was doing and where he was on the day it all happened.

His tweet caused outrage and controversy, as many people thought he was turning attention to himself instead and the success of his album at the time.

But the 46-year-old singer was quick to try and fix the situation, following his controversial tweet with a screenshot of a series of tweets he posted in the past about 7/7, calling the incident ‘fascinating and distressing’.

‘I was in New York and never saw the coverage at the time. Those who helped the injured and dying on 7/7 are heroes. Each & every one of them.’

While mostof The X Factor winners have had the support of the British public, Steve seems to have had quite the opposite effect, as after his first single, a second one was never released and eight months after his X Factor victory, he was dropped from Sony.

He publicly talked about The X Factor numerous times, saying the show was ‘killing music’ and makign comments about music mogul Simon Cowell. He’s also admitted since that he spent years being bitter about the way he was treated on the show. So much so that he released an autobiography named Getting Over The X, and he calls himself the ‘black sheep of the x factor family’ on his Twitter bio.

A minute’s silence will take place at 11.30am on London’s transport network, and a service will take place at St.Paul’s Cathedral in remembrance of the three Tube trains and the bus that were attacked 10 years ago.


Amy Lo