X Factor legend unveils plan to fight LadBaby for Christmas No1 with new single

X Factor icon Stevi Ritchie plans to knock LadBaby off the top spot and become the next Christmas Number One.

Duo Mark and Roxanne Hoyle made history last year becoming the first-ever act to claim a record five Christmas Number One singles.

However, Stevi is hoping to end their winning steak by releasing a track in time for the festive holidays.

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Speaking to Daily Star, Stevi, who finished in sixth place on The X Factor in 2014, said: "I've been writing it since like Covid lockdown and it's going to go up against LadBaby because they always get Number One so i'm going to knock them off the charts.

"Nothing goes in my pocket and all proceeds will go to different charities. which we are going to name in due course.

Stevi, 42, has revealed that he's got a secret weapon which will hopefully get in to the top of the charts.

"We've got a big pop star on board who's currently composing the song and he's from a really big nineties and noughties boyband," the entertainer explained.

"We want to release it this year to make it fun again and bring back that energetic Christmas Number One back to the charts.

"We haven't had an X Factor star as Christmas Number One for years and I think people will be shocked. I''m so excited about it. It's very catchy.

"Everyone will remember me as the cheeky guy who couldn't sing on The X Factor so I thought let's ride on that.

"I want to knock LadBaby off the top and people are telling me they're sick of them and want something new and fresh."

It comes after Stevi unveiled his dramatic four stone weight loss transformation.

Opening up about his decision to get into shape, Stevi said: "I looked in the mirror, took my top off and thought who's going to want me if i don't want me?

"So last year I got a personal trainer and I only wanted to lose a stone but as the weeks went on the weight fell off.

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"I'm at the best shape I've ever been in my life at 42 and I've got the body I've always dreamed of.

"Diet is king and the gym is queen and the two go together and compliment each other.

"I didn't think I had it in me but if I can do it anyone can do it."

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