He won the 13th series of The X Factor in 2016 with his debut single, When Christmas Comes Around.
And singer Matt Terry believes the show should go on a one-year break in a bid to pick up more appreciation from fans.
Speaking to the Daily Star, the 24-year-old stated: ‘I think it would work if they gave it a year off’.
Year-break: X Factor 2017 winner Matt Terry, 24, believes the show should go on a one-year break in a bid to pick up more appreciation from fans
He continued: ‘I think in the UK you don’t realise how much you love something until it’s gone’.
‘Everyone would be saying, “Where is X Factor?” It could do the show the world of good’.
Matt’s claim follows a previous admission that he was left at gunpoint after a case of mistaken identity by two American police officers in Florida.
13th winner: Matt won the 13th series of The X Factor in 2016 with his debut single, ‘”When Christmas Comes Around’
Speaking to ITN, the 2016 X Factor winner admitted he was left terrified after he had accidentally set off the recording studio’s alarm system and was held under their supervision until the owner of the building showed up to confirm his claims.
He said: ‘So when I was in Miami, in the studio actually, I got there on time and they’re really laid back so they’re always late. It’s fine, I know the code so I punched it in and I set the whole building, the alarms were going off.
‘And I’m talking full out alarm here, like just about to rob a bank. 20 minutes later the alarm stopped, I thought OK great, I’ll try go back in again.
Terrifying: Matt Terry, 24, has discussed the moment he faced the gun-wielding the Miami Police Department authorities after they suspected him of robbing the recording studio he was working in
Adding: ‘I walked out the building to two Miami police around the corner and they pull out their guns and hold me at gunpoint.
‘I was like “I’m from London” that was the first thing that came to my head.
‘But I was held at gunpoint and the fear, my heart was racing. I thought “Are they going to shoot me?” “Do they think I’m robbing the place?”‘
He continued: ‘Luckily the owner of the studio arrived five minutes after they were questioning me. It was terrifying. Once the other guys arrived, they put down their guns and the other guy explained what I was doing.’
Late: He said: ‘So when I was in Miami, in the studio actually, I got there on time and they’re really laid back so they’re always late’
Although he was let go following the incident, Matt admitted that he was taken aback about how quick the authorities were to pull their guns on him.
‘There were just very gun happy, they just pulled them out no worries. I thought, “You’re pointing a gun at me”.’
But after climbing to number three in the UK chart with debut single ‘When Christmas Comes Around’, he is still in the process of developing his own music, and is yet to release a second single.
More recently he joined a host of stars on a cover of Simon & Garfunkel’s Bridge Over Troubled Water, with all proceeds going to victims of the devastating Grenfell Tower blaze.
The singer is currently looking for love on Channel 4’s Celebrity First Dates.