Blog posts about Joe McElderry

Coronation Street: Joe McElderry to join cast? Is show becoming X Factor graveyard?

Coronation Street: Joe McElderry to join cast? Is show becoming X Factor graveyard?

Following the news that former X Factor winner, Shayne Ward, has auditioned for, and is still waiting back to hear from an audition at Coronation Street, another former X Factor winner has come forward saying he would like to come out and play too!

When we heard the news that Shayne Ward had been considered for a part in the hit ITV soap, we were all more than a little excited and felt rather vindicated after ITV felt the need to punish our eyes by removing Chris Fountain from our prime time screens.

Shayne ward seemed like the most perfect tonic to remedy this situation, but whilst he still sits and waits to hear back from the powers that be, perhaps Joe McElderry will have more luck!

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Well, if he could have his way he would definitely be appearing in one of the soaps that’s for sure, as he has been explaining in a recent interview with Digital Spy who quotes him as saying on the matter:

“I’d love to do a soap – I think that would be fun. But I would always do it alongside singing because I think I’d miss the singing too much.

“But I’d definitely consider it, I’d love to do a little role in something.

“I do enjoy acting. I think I could do Emmerdale or Coronation Street. Somehow I don’t think I’ve got the accent for EastEnders, so I’ll leave that to the southerners!”

If Joe, and indeed Shayne were to join the cast of Corrie this would raise the tally of former reality star singers in the cast list to ridiculous levels.

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Already Corrie boasts a former Pop Stars singer in Kym Marsh on their books, as well as preparing to welcome former Girls Aloud singer, Sarah Harding to the show later this year too.

Maybe Coronation Street is becoming to talent show contestants what CBeebies is to 90’s sitcom stars….

Coronation Street continues tonight at 7.30 & 8.30pm on ITV1 / ITV1 HD – Watch an interview with Joe McElderry in the clip below:

X Factor’s Little Mix more popular than Leona Lewis, Joe McElderry, Matt Cardle?

X Factor’s Little Mix more popular than Leona Lewis, Joe McElderry, Matt Cardle?

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There may be only one X Factor winner overall, but the show is inspiring a nation of pop wannabes.

Sales of karaoke machines on eBay, the online marketplace, increased by 229% between August and November as Brits channel legions of Leona’s in the comfort of their own home – with more than 100 karaoke machines selling every day in the lead up to the X Factor final this weekend.
Steve Heywood of eBay.co.uk comments:

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Joe McElderry announces 2015 tour! Our FAVOURITE live performances!

Joe McElderry announces 2015 tour! Our FAVOURITE live performances!

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Joe McElderry has announced a new tour of the UK, much to the delight of his loyal and committed fans.

The former X Factor winner has confirmed that his Evolution tour will hit the road in 2015 and rather than a small scale run of concerts, the singer will be putting on an extensive tour from February to July.

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Strictly Come Dancing 2014: All four judges WILL return this year & Michelle Keegan, Joe McElderry sign up?

Strictly Come Dancing 2014: All four judges WILL return this year & Michelle Keegan, Joe McElderry sign up?

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When Sir Bruce Forsyth announced that he was retiring from Strictly Come Dancing, judge Len Goodman seemed to intimate that he may follow suit and in addition to possibly quitting Strictly, he stated that this year’s Dancing With The Stars – the US version of Strictly – may well be his last.

However, it’s been reported today that Len hasn’t retired from Strictly and will be back on the judging panel of the new series, as will fellow judges Darcey Bussell, Craig Revel-Horwood and Bruno Tonioli. Read on »

X Factor News! Cheryl Cole overhauls format? James Arthur channels Brian McFadden & Joe Elderry toys with Beyoncé lyrics!

X Factor News! Cheryl Cole overhauls format? James Arthur channels Brian McFadden & Joe Elderry toys with Beyoncé lyrics!

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The new series of X Factor is sadly still some months away, but it seems that returning judge Cheryl Cole is determined to make her mark on the show – given she’s probably been given carte blanche by an apologetic Simon Cowell – and has suggested an overhaul to its format…

Apparently, Cheryl has told Cowell that she wants to see the categories format ditched when the series moves to the live rounds. Read on »

X Factor news: Sam Bailey’s baby bump, Cheryl Cole’s bin-lid dress & Joe McElderry’s nerves!

X Factor news: Sam Bailey’s baby bump, Cheryl Cole’s bin-lid dress & Joe McElderry’s nerves!

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Sam Bailey has showed off her baby bump for the very first time since announcing her pregnancy earlier this month.

The X Factor winner is expecting her third child and revealed last week that the news came as a total shock to herself, her husband and her management team, after she took a pregnancy test in Asda recently.

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X Factor News! Billy McGuinness won’t sue Louis Walsh, Joe McElderry is home & Rhydian announces new album!

X Factor News! Billy McGuinness won’t sue Louis Walsh, Joe McElderry is home & Rhydian announces new album!

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Over the last week or so, there’s been a bit of a  hoo-haa between Louis Walsh and Eurosong mentor Billy McGuinness after he accused The X Factor judge of unfairly manipulating the vote.

McGuiness threatened to sue Walsh because he claimed the X Factor judge was going to manipulate the text vote so that former X Factor contestant Eoghan Quigg would win the competition. The winner of the contest will subsequently support Ireland at this year’s Eurovision song contest… but order has kind of been restored now.
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EXCLUSIVE: Joe McElderry says, “I love making reality TV shows and would 100% consider Strictly Come Dancing!”

EXCLUSIVE: Joe McElderry says, “I love making reality TV shows and would 100% consider Strictly Come Dancing!”

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We recently caught up with gorgeous former X Factor winner Joe McElderry to talk about his upcoming Set Your Soul Alive tour, and to ask – now that he’s won yet another reality TV show, The Jump – if he’s got any other telly appearances in the pipeline…

But first, we asked Joe – who seems to fit about a month’s worth of activity into any given week – how he keeps up the frenetic pace that he does, to which he replied, “I think when you’re actually doing it, you don’t realise how busy you are. Read on »

EXCLUSIVE: Joe McElderry says of fellow X Factor winner James Arthur, “People try to trip him up with negative comments!”

EXCLUSIVE: Joe McElderry says of fellow X Factor winner James Arthur, “People try to trip him up with negative comments!”

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This week, we caught up with the fabulous Joe McElderry to have a natter about his upcoming Set Your Soul Alive tour, his new album and how he feels about being – falsely and ridiculously in our opinion – branded a ‘failed winner’ of X Factor.

He said, “Well it’s one of those things, I think there are certain journalists for example – and even people in the industry – who find it’s more interesting to write something negative rather than something positive… Read on »

EXCLUSIVE: The Jump winner Joe McElderry says “I worried I’d have to call off the Set Your Soul Alive tour!”

EXCLUSIVE: The Jump winner Joe McElderry says “I worried I’d have to call off the Set Your Soul Alive tour!”

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This morning, we caught up with lovely former X Factor winner Joe McElderry to see what he’s up to at the moment and how plans for his new album and his upcoming Set Your Soul Alive tour are coming along now that he’s ended his stint on The Jump, which he of course won.

He said, “Well at the minute, I’m right in the middle of tour craziness!

“Literally everything’s about the tour just now. We’ve been planning it for months and now, it’s less than two weeks away. Read on »