X Factor star Paul Akister congratulates Fleur East on record deal

Published Monday, Jan 12 2015, 11:39 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
X Factor star Paul Akister has congratulated fellow contestant on the show Fleur East for signing her first record deal.

Earlier today, Simon Cowell's record label Syco announced Fleur has signed a deal and will be releasing her debut album later this year.

Quick to congratulate her, Paul made sure to send his well wishes Fleur's way on hearing her exciting news.

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Taking to Twitter, the former X Factor hopeful said: "Would like to say massive congratulations to @FleurEast for being signed by @syco yeeeaaaahhhhh!!!!!"

Happy to hear from her pal, on seeing Paul's tweet Fleur replied: "Yay! Thanks Paul!" - No doubt she'll fill him in on all the details when she sees him on the X Factor tour!

Despite Paul finishing ninth on the show and initially missing out on a tour place, show bosses recently invited him back to perform at the tour's Manchester dates.

Shortly after the news was announced, Paul tweeted it was a "dream come true" to get to perform in his hometown.

X Factor runner-up Fleur East signs to Syco - 12/1//15.

© Twitter / @FleurEast

Meanwhile, Paul wasn't the only one to offer Fleur his congratulations.

TOWIE star Lauren Pope sent her congrats to Fleur, while rapper Tinchy Stryder tweeted the X Factor runner-up: "Congrats [love]... It's that time!"

Even Simon's pal Sinitta made sure to message Fleur, after getting to know her pretty well on The X Factor.

She said: "Congratulations @FleurEast being signed to @syco records ! Fly Baby Fly!!"

Fleur follows X Factor winner Ben Haenow who signed his winner's deal with the same label earlier this year.

Welcoming her on board, Fleur's new boss Simon said: "Fleur proved what a star she was on the show last year and we now look forward to starting work on her record."


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