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'X Factor' Marcus Collins still receiving abusive calls

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X Factor star Marcus Collins is still receiving racist and homophobic phone calls, he has revealed.

The singer was initially victimised in November, but has refused to involve lawyers or police because he doesn't want to give the perpetrators "the satisfaction".

"I'm still getting abusive calls. I've been advised to change my number but I don't see why I should. If I do it's like they've won. I get them a few times a week and it's usually when they're drunk. They give me racist or homophobic abuse," Collins told the Daily Star Sunday.

Marcus Collins


"Sometimes they say stuff about me and my boyfriend and other times they just breathe heavily down the phone. Management advised me to bring in lawyers but I'd prefer to laugh it off. Sometimes they don't even withhold their number."

Speaking of his upcoming debut album, he added: "There are only three covers. There are songs I've written with Gary Barlow, a song he wrote for me and other originals. The one Gary wrote is an up-tempo track called 'Innocence', which will surprise a lot of people. It's still possible that he might feature on the album in some way, but there won't be any duets."

Collins previously claimed that critical comments on Twitter went too far during his time on The X Factor.

He will release his debut single 'Seven Nation Army' in the UK on March 4.

Listen to Marcus Collins's version of 'Seven Nation Army' below:

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