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Exclusive: Matt Cardle's manager angered by "blacklisting" on new 'X Factor' ad

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Matt Cardle's manager Will Talbot has hit out at the new X Factor ultimate mash-up advert, which doesn't include the singer.

Talbot told Digital Spy that he is disappointed by the omission and believes the show is "attempting to erase Matt from the history books".

Watch the 'Ultimate X Factor Mash-Up' video, which features Olly Murs, One Direction, Leona Lewis, Amelia Lily, Cher Lloyd and more, below:



"It is very disappointing to see Syco, yet again, attempting to erase Matt from the history books," he said. "19 million people tuned in to watch him win (on their most successful series ever).

"Since then, he has been bizarrely blacklisted from appearing on The Xtra Factor, excluded from every video compilation celebrating the show and he now won't be featured in the X Factor 10th anniversary video which airs tonight.

"Since 2010, he has had two top ten albums, one of which went platinum, and his combined single and album sales exceed 2 million units. In light of this, for them to purposely keep excluding one of their winners is undeniably perplexing to say the least."

Matt Cardle press shot

Matt Cardle

X Factor 2010 Final: Matt Cardle

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Cardle performing on The X Factor



He continued: "In truth, it pretty much sums up Syco's attitude to him during the months after he inconveniently (for them) won the show. Unfortunately there is a misconception that Matt has slagged off the show and fallen out with Sony but this is not true.

"He once jokingly said in an interview that he 'compromised his integrity on The X Factor by wearing yellow trousers whilst singing Katy Perry songs'. Well, did you see those trousers?!

"Matt has repeatedly said how grateful he is to Simon [Cowell] and the show for the opportunity and how much he enjoyed being a part of The X Factor. He still feels that way. This reflects very badly on Syco."

Meanwhile, Cardle recently unveiled the music video for his collaboration with Melanie C 'Loving You'. Watch the clip below:

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