''I'm so happy. It's all been so recent to be honest. Over the past couple of weeks I've had time to think and come to realise who I am. I have grown up a lot.... I'm single, I've not had a relationship with a boy, but I just know. It's how I feel. The Twitter thing actually helped because I realised I wasn't that bothered, and the penny dropped.... Simon was 100% supportive.''
--X-Factor contestant Joe McElderry on being outed by a Twitter hacker