X Factor winner Dalton Harris has revealed he could be forced to leave the UK and head home to Jamaica just days after winning the show.
X Factor champion Dalton Harris has revealed he could be forced to leave the UK and head home to Jamaica just days after winning the show.
The Jamaican singer, who beat Scarlett Lee and Anthony Russell during Sunday night’s dramatic final, told how his visa only enabled him to stay in the UK for the duration of the show.
He told The Sun: “I need to get a new visa. I will have to leave the UK for a bit as you’re not allowed to just stay forever.
“Hopefully my visa will be sorted out quickly. I had a visa that allowed me to compete in the show, so I’d be surprised if the Government didn’t give me one now I have won.”
The revelation comes after reports emerged that Harris may not secure the same £1 million recording contract previous winners have been offered.
But he is expected to be offered a recording contract with music mogul Simon Cowell’s label Syco.
The £1 million record deal is believed to previously have been used to market the winner’s single, which traditionally made it to the Christmas number one slot.
Harris also appears to be on the ladder to success with his winner’s single, Power of Love, already hitting the number one on the iTunes chart.
The star recently revealed that American singer Fergie offered to “adopt” him after they met at Kensington Palace last month.
He told Metro: “Fergie was so kind, she told me she wanted to adopt me! It made me laugh. I used to live on the streets, and there I was standing in the palace!
“Afterwards she sent me a vegan candle. I’m interested in becoming vegan and had been talking about it with Fergie, so it was nice she remembered.”