Describing Matt Terry’s win on the popular vocal show The Daily Mail suggested (or, to tell exactly, assumed) that he was a closeted gay, secretly dating with a man. According to the article there were people who saw Terry kissing his X-factor colleague Freddy Parker. Twitter users speculated after the two male contestants could be seen close to each other during a huddle of the year’s singers. The pair pulled away from each other as host Dermot O’Leary pushed his way through to interview the victor.
Terry told The Sun that such rumors were totally untrue and he had no idea where they had come from. He insisted that he treated Freddy like a brother and they had been supporting each other from the very first day of the show. However the Daily Mail wrote about the pair’s alleged kiss, before writing of the widely rumoured secret same-sex relationship from this year’s series.