'I definitely tried to escape the world by drinking a little bit'
He said the decision to leave was "tough"
The X-Factor winner is not the first to be snubbed by the ex-Destiny's Child star
Once our favourite TV format – think the weekly vote-off of 'Strictly', 'X-Factor' and 'The Apprentice'– contest shows are failing to win over young viewers, and television bosses are holding crisis talks. Peter Bazalgette tells Ian Burrell why they need to think outside the box
Plus, mortgages for self-employed, London's cooling market, and a tasty house cake
It was a close call between the two talent shows
It was tension central at boot camp as the former Girls Aloud singer whittled down the hopefuls
Tonight it was about the boys, who wooed the crowd - but not everyone impressed the judges
The live performances proved a little too much for two of the judges
X Factor will go head-to-head with Strictly on Friday 26 September
Perhaps we are entering a new cold front in our emotional weather
Fuller warned too many copycat shows are killing the talent show genre
A new TV Detective category has been added after a flood of hit crime dramas
Will.i.am said the show was 'warmer' with the addition of Minogue
The project hopes to establish human life on Mars by 2025, with the 'rigorous' selection process set to begin this year, but many hurdles remain in place