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Aiden denies Twitter leak claims

Despite claiming that he knew he was in danger because of a Twitter leak, Aiden Grimshaw has played down claims that voting results on ‘The X Factor’ are known before the phone votes are closed.

Speaking on ‘Daybreak’, Aiden said that the Twitter leak he mentioned on Sunday night’s result show was just “word on the street”.

On Sunday, when Aiden got the news that he had been voted off, he told Dermot O’Leary: “My friend told me there was a Twitter leak and I was in the bottom three.”

But this morning he dismissed it, saying: “It was one of my friends who likes to throw in a corker every now and again, it’s probably just word on the street, it had no relevance.”

Aiden went on to say that he’d been comforted by fellow competitor Matt Cardle and hoped that he would continue in the music business.

“Last night I had a bit of a sob with Matt, but I’ll get over it,” he said. “It is what it is, you win some, you lose some.

“I hope that I can get some gigs together and hopefully make some music.”

Asked about his rival Katie Waissel, who survived the sing-off, he responded: “You just try and sing the best you can. People thought she was better, she got more votes. It’s not nice to watch someone get booed.”

He also had words of support for his mentor Dannii Minogue. “Dannii has been amazing, the whole way through. She’s always there, always on the phone. If I was hungry she’d take me to one of the dressing rooms and feed me chocolate.”