Friday, December 17, 2010 8:52am ET by  
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Matt Cardle understands campaigns to keep him from the top spot

2010’s X Factor winner Matt Cardle admits he understands the viral campaigns to stop him scoring the Christmas number 1 single.

His cover of Biffy Clyro’s ‘Many of Horror’, despite the track’s altered title, was already at number 1 in the midweek charts but Facebook groups advocating blocking him from the top spot are well underway.

Speaking to STV, Cardle said:

“If people want to get something else to number one that's fine… if it's for charity whatever…you can't stop people doing what they want to do."

"If I'd written the song and it was my first single that got beaten to number one…chased off the number one spot by one of these campaigns then I'd be gutted."

Songs being championed by the campaigns are The Trashmen’s ‘Surfin’ Bird’, which went in at number 3 on Wednesday, December 15 and Biffy Clyro’s original ‘Many of Horror’, which stood at number 7.

Watch Daybreak's interview with Matt Cardle here: