X Factor winner Ben Haenow spills the beans on boss Simon Cowell

Published Thursday, Jan 22 2015, 14:01 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
X Factor winner Ben Haenow has spilled the beans on what Simon Cowell is really like as a boss.

Speaking to Reveal on the NTAs red carpet last night, the 30-year-old said: "Simon is absolutely lovely. He's really chilled."

Ben Haenow attends NTAs 2015, The O2, London
21 January


Insisting the music mogul is letting him have free reign when it comes to being an artist, Ben added: "He is a big fan of me doing what I want to do and working on our ideas."

Speaking about the direction he wants to take with his music, the singer said: "For me it's a learning curve, I used to be into really heavy rock and that doesn't resonate with everyone. I want to find the middle ground."

Last month, Ben was crowned as the latest X Factor winner, beating bookies favourite Fleur East to the title.

Following his win, the star's debut single - a cover of One Republic's 'Something I Need' - headed straight to the top of charts, bagging Ben his first number one.

He has since officially signed his winner's record deal with Syco and is already busy in the studio working on his debut album.

Talk about an exciting year ahead!

X Factor winner Ben Haenow performing the winner's song 'Something I Need' after he was named the winner of The X Factor 2014 on the final of 'The X Factor' - 14/12/2014.

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Ben was crowned the winner of The X Factor 2014.

'The X Factor' UK runner up Fleur East performs live at G-A-Y. At the end of her performances Fluer made a 'pinky promise' with club owner Jeremy Joseph to debut her first ever single at the venue. - 10/1/2015

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X Factor star Fleur has now signed her own record deal too.

Meanwhile, X Factor runner up Fleur has managed to land herself her own record deal after the show.

Simon Cowell's label took to Twitter to announce Fleur was the latest star to join their books, making her the first X Factor contestant - apart from champ Ben - to get signed.

While Simon has said he is looking forward to working with the 26-year-old, Fleur has admitted her good news "still hasn't sunk in".


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