Belfast Telegraph

Brookstein not an X Factor great

Steve Brookstein has been snubbed by The X Factor's greatest hits album, which left him off the compilation of top releases.

The first-ever winner of X Factor fell out with mentor Simon Cowell and his label Syco, and has not been included on the 10th anniversary collection of the show's best artists.

Steve, who won in 2004, tweeted: "I've not made the X Factor Greatest Hits Album. Thanks for the 1st ever X Factor No1 and the 6 million votes. Just wasn't enough I guess."

Another missing artist from The X Factor - The Greatest Hits is 2007's winner Leon Jackson, who went to number one with debut single When You Believe.

The album does include winners Leona Lewis, Alexandra Burke, Little Mix, James Arthur, Joe McElderry, Shayne Ward and Matt Cardle.

It also features Olly Murs, One Direction, Rebecca Ferguson, Amelia Lily, Cher Lloyd, Marcus Collins, Jahmene Douglas and Union J, among other acts who didn't make it to the final rounds such as Lucy Spraggan, Misha B, Diana Vickers and Aiden Grimshaw.

The album is set to be released on November 25.

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