X Factor’s Fleur East parts ways with Simon Cowell’s record label Syco
It has been confirmed that Fleur East, runner-up of the X Factor in 2014, has parted ways with Simon Cowell’s record label Syco.
She originally appeared on the X Factor back in 2005 in the girl group Addictiv Ladies, but didn’t make it further than the first week of series 2. She came back in 2014 and finished as a runner-up to winner Ben Haenow.
Since her time on the show she has had success in the charts with her debut album 'Love, Sax and Flashbacks', reaching number 14 in the UK in 2015. This followed an amazing version of Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars’ ‘Uptown Funk’, which became the first single released by an active contestant to hit the top of the UK iTunes chart.
A source revealed to HELLO! Online: "Fleur had some great times with Syco but it was felt by both sides now was the time to go down different paths. She will always remain a friend of the label's - because everyone’s really fond of her."
When approached for a comment, a spokesperson for Syco revealed: "We can confirm that Fleur East is no longer with Syco Music. We wish her all the best for the future."
Earlier in the year Fleur teased the news of a second album, saying that she “wanted this record to be more instrumental focused, and incorporate some instruments I wouldn’t have before.”