The singer is adusting to a whole new lifestyle

Matt Cardle popped out to buy a charger for his mobile phone in Suffolk this week and had to be rescued by the police.

Fans in Sudbury surrounded the singer and he was overwhelmed by the well-wishers.

‘Just had to be taken from town to my car in a police van,’ Matt Tweeted after the incident.

The former painter and decorater is still coming to terms with how much his life has changed since winning The X Factor.

‘I can’t even go for a p*ss without a security guard,’ he laughs.

But the ladies’ man insists he is ready for the big-time and would never go back to his old life.

‘Bring it on! Last year I was literally singing for my dinner. Now I’m getting free drinks in bars,’ he tells The News Of The World.

‘I couldn’t buy anyone a Christmas present. I would have been on the dole if it wasn’t for my parents. It was embarrassing and depressing.’

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