Will Matt follow in Joe and Shayne's footsteps?

COMMENT: Whenever she arrives, we’ll give her a big welcome

So it's over for another year and, although Matt Cardle was the winner of The X Factor, previous years have taught us that winning the competition does not guarantee success or longevity.

History has proven with Joe McElderry and Shayne Ward, that male solo singers have found it difficult to sell records.

Will Matt do any differently? I think it will depend on the level of support he receives from Simon Cowell and I fear that his interest could be firmly behind his own mentored One Direction.

Matt's first test will be whether he can scoop the Christmas number one and there is a lot of competition for that, both from genuine sources and those trying a hijack attempt.

Some musicians have got together to record a charity single which is just four minutes 33 seconds of silence. Imogen Heap and Orbital are involved, as well as Suggs and The Kooks. But I can't understand why, if they were going to record a song of silence, they didn't use experts in the field.

I'm talking about the singers and musicians who've been caught miming.

How come they didn't ask Andrew Ridgely, One Direction, and the one remaining member of Milli Vanilli?

Shaun Ryder has announced details of a full UK tour for February. The Happy Mondays man, who recently left I'm A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!, will play 10 shows on the tour.

We were lucky enough to have John Taylor from Duran Duran on my radio show last Friday. He came on to talk about the release of their 13th studio album, All You Need Is Now.

The nine-track digital LP is due out exclusively on the iTunes Store on Monday, while the expanded physical LP and various format special packages will come in February.The album is produced by Mark Ronson and mixed by Spike Stent (Madonna, Bjrk, No Doubt).

John Taylor was incredibly polite. Is that just the advantage of maturity or are some of today's popstars just lacking in manners?

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