Stevi Ritchie releasing single in Japan with Simon Cowell's label Syco

Published Monday, Sep 28 2015, 12:16 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Stevi Ritchie is set to release a single with Simon Cowell's record label, Syco International.

Yes, really!

Having left the Celebrity Big Brother house in fifth place with fiancée Chloe-Jasmine Whichello last week, former X Factor contestant Stevi now has a music career in his sights.

Stevi Ritchie performing on the first live show of 'The X Factor' - 11/10/2014.

© ITV / Supplied by WENN

Speaking to press following the CBB finale, Stevi said: 'I'm going to Japan to record a single with Syco International, which is Simon's label. So we'll see about that…'

However, his fiancée Chloe - who he met on last year's show - will not be adding her vocals to the track.

"I'm not collaborating," she said. "I don't think I'm ready for that, darling!"

Stevi faced a lot of criticism on last year's X Factor and was branded the show's "joke act". Dad-of-one Stevi was mentored by Simon and made the live shows after Cheryl Fernandez-Versini picked him as a wildcard.

CBB Final:Chloe and Stevi

© Channel 5

Stevi and Chloe came in fifth place after spending four weeks in the Celebrity Big Brother house.

During the competition, Stevi was described as a novelty act, with the judges praising him as a "great entertainer" and with Simon saying he is "like a guilty pleasure".

However, Stevi didn't seem to mind being called a novelty act at the time, telling host Sarah-Jane Crawford on Xtra Factor: "I don't mind being called the joke act. Hopefully, there's going to be a more serious side."

We honestly can't wait to hear what his single will sound like!

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