Matt Cardle won’t be called a flop in the bedroom or the charts. The beefcake is pouring his efforts into male grooming after his single Starlight whimpered to No.185.
The beefcake is pouring his efforts into male grooming after his single Starlight whimpered to No.185.
‘For critics to be dismissive and say my career’s over just because it didn’t reach number one… well, give me a f***ing chance,’ fumed the 2010 X Factor champ. He blames the ‘huge success’ of Leona Lewis and Alexandra Burke for showing him and fellow flop Joe McElderry up.
As for his ripped bod, the 28-year-old is happy to share his secret to GT magazine. ‘I’ve had my teeth whitened and I keep myself nice and tidy with the clippers. I go all the way and keep myself very, very tidy – when I can’t see Little Matt, it’s time for a trim.’ But it’s still not good enough. ‘I’d rate my body about four out of ten,’ he said. He’s under pressure because his dancer girlfriend Sarah hangs out with ‘ripped gay’ guys.
‘I didn’t want her to be coming home to an overweight, pasty bloke so I started doing a lot of press-ups, sit-ups and chin-ups,’ he added. ‘I don’t consider myself a sexy guy – never have, never will. Most of the time I hate myself in pictures and videos.’ As for the lads, Matt said: ‘I’ve always been comfortable in my sexuality. I’m comfortable kissing a guy on the cheek but I’ve only ever kissed a guy on the lips when I was dared to play Gay Chicken.’ Matt insisted: ‘I wasn’t a ladies’ man at all.’
Nonetheless, the former bricklayer scores his bedroom manoeuvres far better than his work-out results. He added: ‘How would I rate myself in bed? 'Ha! I’ve had a lot of practice, let’s put it that way. I’ve always been in relationships and always had a lot of sex and when you do something a lot, you tend to get better at it.’
As for his future, he said: ‘I’m trying my best not to come out of the show as the bloke who didn’t do very well.’