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Matt Cardle

Occupation: Singer/Songwriter

Nationality: English

Born: April 15, 1983 (31)

Matt Cardle is the winner of the seventh series of the UK X Factor in 2010.

Cardle's debut single, a version of Biffy Clyro's 'When We Collide' reached number one in the UK singles chart and went on to be 2010's UK Christmas number one. His mentor on hte X Factor was singer and celebrity Dannii Minogue.

Cardle, a former painter and decorator from Southampton split with Columbia Records in May 2012 because he wanted to take his career in a different direction.

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