X Factor: Simon Cowell gives Joe McElderry a luxury ski holiday for Christmas

by Lisa McGarry

Simon Cowell has reportedly paid for X Factor winner Joe McElderry and ten of his relatives to have a luxury ski holiday after Christmas.

Sources say that Simon has shelled out £20,000 for a stunning five-star chalet in the Austrian Alps.

Joe excitedly told The Sunday Mirror:

“It will be me and my closest family. The last few weeks have just rushed by in a blur, so I just can’t wait to put my feet up and really take it all in,” he said.

An X Factor source added: “Joe’s been skiing before but not like this. This will be the full, lavish, celebrity treatment in mega-luxury. When Simon treats someone, he really treats them.”

Lisa McGarry

Lisa has been watching reality TV for too long now. She won't do any housework unless 'Big Brother' announces it over the tannoy and everything she does has to be put to a public vote!