27 Facts About Joe McElderry

1. Joe McElderry got his sculpted body by training with the former Miss Universe finalist, Caroline Dixon.

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2. Joe McElderry made his first TV show appearance in the 6th season of the music competition series, The X Factor, in 2009.

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3. Joe McElderry has served as an ambassador for Teenage Cancer Trust.

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4. Joe McElderry has worked with famous personalities including Marcella Detroit and Ludovico Eunialdi and is the first X Factor contestant to release 4 albums until 2018.

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5. Joe McElderry is a well accomplished and renowned singer and songwriter who gained prominence by winning the 6th season of the ITV show The X Factor in 2009.

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6. Joe McElderry was harassed by one Twitter user throughout 2010 and 2011.

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7. Joe McElderry performed on 13 July 2011 at the Newcastle Teenage Cancer Trust Unit, the acoustic set was streamed live to all other Teenage Cancer Trust units across the country as well as on the website.

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8. Joe McElderry performed at The Ray of Sunshine charity concert on 11 March 2011.

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9. Joe McElderry took part in the Great North Run half marathon 13.1 mile race on 19 September 2010 raising money for Teenage Cancer Trust, which he is an ambassador for.

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10. Joe McElderry has made it his own and I can't imagine anyone performing it better.

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11. Joe McElderry earned a place on the show after a jump off with another celebrity sub, Donal MacIntyre, who would join the show after the Melinda Messenger withdrew.

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12. Joe McElderry went on tour for the summer of 2013, where he presented a new song, "Memory of You".

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13. Joe McElderry wrote columns for 4 issues of the magazine.

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14. Joe McElderry made an appearance on BBC TV series The Magicians in January 2012 and Newsround in February 2012, answering questions about what he was like at the age of 10.

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15. Joe McElderry embarked on his debut solo tour, Classic Tour in November 2011 and appeared on Big River Big Songs: The Tyne, singing the title track, "Big River".

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16. Joe McElderry performed at Festival of Remembrance on 12 November 2011, this was the third time performing in front of The Queen.

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17. Joe McElderry agreed and entered the show, which started on 5 June 2011.

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18. On 9 May 2011, Joe McElderry performed the song "Something's Coming" from West Side Story at a reception at Buckingham Palace that celebrated young people in the performing arts.

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19. Joe McElderry denied the report that he was "devastated" when Syco dropped him.

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20. Joe McElderry filmed a music video for the song in September 2010.

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21. Joe McElderry took part in the Great North Run half marathon 21.0975-kilometre race on 19 September 2010 raising money for Teenage Cancer Trust.

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22. Joe McElderry performed "Don't Stop Believin'" and presented an award at the 15th National Television Awards in London on 20 January 2010.

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23. Joe McElderry auditioned for The X Factor in 2007 and made it to bootcamp, he then felt he was too young compared to the other contestants and opted to walk away.

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24. Joe McElderry was raised in a small flat on Tyneside.

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25. Joe McElderry was the first X Factor contestant to release a fourth album.

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26. In 2015, Joe McElderry played the lead role of Joseph in the touring production of the Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat.

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27. Joe McElderry was crowned the winner of the second series of Popstar to Operastar in 2011 and the first series of The Jump in 2014.

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