"When these rumours came about, there were a lot of people in the competition giving her grief.So we were just looking after each other and would give each other a comforting hug.” Make-up artist (more) » - By Ryan Love After 18.8 million viewing figures, Matt Cardle now faces competition to take the Christmas top spot in music charts Matt Cardle's victory in The X Factor and the semi-final of Strictly Come Dancing combined to produce the largest Sunday night TV audience for 20 years.The X Factor Ofcom Television Entertainment Christina Aguilera Rihanna Television industry John uk © Guardian News & Media Limited 2010 | Use of this content is subject to our Terms & Conditions | More Feeds » - John Plunkett Matt Cardle has dismissed reports that he was involved with various women during his time on The X Factor.The 27-year-old rubbished claims that he had been dating stylist Grace Woodward and then bedded make-up artist Lauren Clements.We may have to wait until Cardle's album in 10 months' time to assess the impact of abstinence on his eagerly anticipated debut, » - Kristina Lloyd Matt Cardle is on course to win the Christmas number one race this Sunday with ' When We Collide'.The X Factor winner, who releases the single in physical CD format today, sold almost 170,000 digital copies of the Biffy Clyro cover in the two days since it went on sale.Saturday's show, broadcast between 7pm, had an average audience of just over 14m.
Cardle won every round of voting apart from the first, in which he was beaten into second place by Mary Byrne.
On Woodward, the ' When We Collide' singer told the Daily Star: "She's is a good girl.
We got on well because I didn't give her any stick over styling and she didn't give me any s**t over anything else.
A lot of people on You Tube, Twitter and other online forums which you might think had been designed exclusively for this sort of thing, reckon Styles says: "Think how much pussy you're going to get." Monkey's not sure, but the look on Cardle's face betrays a mixture of amusement, surprise and delight, so maybe the speculation is right after all. A total of 15,488,019 votes were cast during the seventh season of Simon Cowell's ITV1 show, which peaked with a record of nearly 20 million viewers on Sunday.
The figures, published for the first time today, revealed that Cardle won every round of voting apart from the first, when he was beaten into second place by Mary Byrne.