Joe McElderry has said that boy-band One Direction could win the current series of The X Factor.

The geordie singer saw off competition from OIly Murs and Stacey Solomon to be crowned winner of last years X Factor and earlier this year released his debut album, Wide Awake.

While McElderry is backing Cher Lloyd and Robert Ferguson to win The X Factor has told This Morning he thinks that One Direction could very well win the series.

“I kind of have a feeling One Direction are going to win. It would be nice to see a band win.” – Joe McElderry on This Morning

As yet no group, be they boys or girls, have won The X Factor with all the previous winners being solo singers.

The majority of previous winners have also been male; Steve Brookstein, Shayne Ward, Leon Jackson and Joe McElderry while Leona Lewis and Alexandra Burke are the only females to have won the competition but both have gone on to enjoy greater success than there male counter-parts.

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