Matt Cardle denies calling JLS and One Direction "puppets"
The X Factor 2010 winner - who left Simon Cowell's Syco label earlier this year - was said to have stated in a newspaper interview that he wasn't like other X Factor alumni because he didn't want to have songs written for him.
He is reported to have said: "I was never going to be your JLS or One Direction, where songs are written for them and you're a puppet. I was always a different guy. People behind the scenes knew I wasn't some puppet and I never felt like one."
However, he took to Twitter last night (September 9) and then earlier today (September 10) to deny that he dissed the two British boybands. He said:
"Just for the record.Misquoted earlier. I think the boys are amazing. All of them xx."
He later added: "Let me get one thing straight. I had words put in my mouth yesterday. Once again. I have never,ever called jls or 1d puppets.Such a shame xx."
His last record 'Letters' managed to land at No.2 on the UK albums chart when it was released back in 2011.
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