The X Factor boys have revealed that the attention they’ve got from fans in the street has been ‘crazy’.

Talking to whatsontv.co.uk, 18-year-old student Joseph McElderry said “People were just walking past and instantly recognising you going, ‘Oh my God it’s the X Factor!’ But if I’d walked down the street two weeks ago that would of never happened. The contrast! It’s strange to get used to.”

Glaswegian singer Rikki Loney added that they could not believe the amount of photographers and fans hanging around outside the house they share with the rest of the Final 12 contestants.

He said: “When we walked out of the gate there were like 25 paparazzi there and there were loads of people shouting!”

Watch the interview here: