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Joe Mcelderry

Occupation: Singer, reality TV personality

Nationality: British

Born: June 16, 1991 (23)

Joe McElderry began his singing career as a contestant on the 2009 series of The X Factor. Under the guidance of Cheryl Cole, McElderry was eventually voted the winner of the competition and soon scored a UK No.1 with BRIT award-nominated single, 'The Climb'. He returned in October 2010 to release debut album Wide Awake, which peaked at three in the UK chart. In July 2010, McElderry publicly came out as gay and has since been named as role model for young homosexuals by equality organisation Stonewall.
We've had ten X Factor winner's singles. Which is the best (and which is the worst)? The X Factor: Ranking the winner's singles Saunders was invited to sing at the X Factor winner's Christmas shows. Watch Lola Saunders & Joe McElderry perform Wow, that was Quick(enden)! Which other X Factor stars appeared on reality shows? X Factor to reality TV: Who did it fastest? The singer will perform over 60 dates across the UK, beginning in South Shields. Joe McElderry announces 2015 UK tour More celebrities will take on the winter sport event live from Austria. The Jump to return for series 2 The singer is currently 4,000 copies ahead of her nearest rival. Sam Bailey set for No.1 with debut album Watch X Factor winner change Beyoncé's lyrics after a fan petition to honour the town. Joe McElderry changes 'Halo' to 'Harlow' Relive the highs and lows of the Geordie star's time on Simon Cowell's show. Cheryl's X Factor journey in pictures Singer reveals that she is coming back as a judge on ITV talent show. Cheryl Cole confirms return to X Factor Channel 4's Jay Hunt praises the fact that The Jump served a "family audience". The Jump likely to be renewed by C4? The Jump winner says his latest reality show win was the "toughest" yet. Joe McElderry: 'I'd love to do Strictly' Digital Spy marvels that there are any celebrities still standing after The Jump. The Jump: Riskiest reality show ever? Joe McElderry talks winning the show, getting injured and his giant cowbell. The Jump Joe McElderry: 'I was petrified' The winner of the winter sports series is announced live from Austria. Who won Channel 4's The Jump? Sir Steve Redgrave says he is "gutted" after withdrawing from the competition. The Jump Steve Redgrave in tearful bye Marcus Brigstocke and Sir Steve Redgrave fall foul of the ski cross event. The Jump: Which two finalists pulled out? Anthea Turner says her time on The Jump let her face her fears. The Jump: Turner, Neville eliminated One celebrity is sent home after contestants take part in the bobsleigh. Who was eliminated from The Jump? Digital Spy presents the "original" X Factor versions to be covered again. X Factor anniversary songs - first time Nicholas McDonald will perform Joe McElderry's cover of 'The Climb' this week. X Factor: Joe McElderry visits Nicholas The singer questions the show's decision to omit him from the new compilation. 'X Factor' album snub angers Brookstein musicMagpie unveils how many albums of each X Factor winner have been traded in. 'X Factor' most-traded albums revealed Who will be showing off their dance skills? The celeb rumours have started. All the Strictly lineup rumours - gallery The tenth series of the singing contest is expected to hit screens next month. 'X Factor' unveils 'ultimate mash-up' Digital Spy's showbiz columnist on Andy Murray, The Apprentice and more. Anna Williamson Showbiz Peek at the Week The X Factor duo take on the Chris Tarrant quiz with help from relatives. McElderry, Flack take on 'Millionaire' The baker is keen to take part after producers wanted him for last year's show. Paul Hollywood for 'Strictly'? The singer performs a rendition of the duo's chart-topping 'Get Lucky'. Joe McElderry covers Daft Punk - watch The X Factor winner admits that Beyoncé "had no idea" who he was. Joe McElderry talks Beyoncé performance The singer told his family he was gay nine years before The X Factor. Union J's Jaymi talks coming out The X Factor star and soul legend team up for World Hunger Day. McElderry, Dionne Warwick unveil song The singer unknowingly hands the X Factor champ the mic in the audience. Beyoncé sings with Joe McElderry - video Singer also names Beyoncé as his dream pick for the X Factor panel. Joe McElderry: 'The Voice is fantastic' The singer confirms he will record a new track with the legendary star. Joe McElderry, Dionne Warwick to duet Singer says his next collection will be more "uptempo" than his previous work. Joe McElderry 'working on dance tracks' The X Factor winner teams up with the Royal Mail choir for charity. Joe McElderry in Royal Mail charity song The Welsh singer, who appeared on the show in 2009, poses in teasingly thin underwear. 'X Factor' Lucie Jones models lingerie The Justice Collective are now 3,400 copies ahead in the chart battle. James Arthur losing Christmas No.1 race The Children in Need 'POP Goes the Musical!' project sees stars hit the stage. McElderry, Stooshe sing at Thriller Live 21-year-old is surprised to be voted Digital Spy's ultimate act. Joe McElderry: I'm not X Factor's best