X Factor’s Max and Harvey: What are they doing now? Are they related?

They’re social media superstars


by Hannah Mellin |
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Max and Harvey are pretty much social media superstars, so it’s hard to miss their online presence. However, if you're not completely up to speed on the duo since their X Factor: Celebrity appearance in 2019, we're here to give you the lowdown...

Who are Max and Harvey?

Identical twins Harvey Kitt Mills and Max Lucas Mills are best known as singers Max and Harvey.

The duo rose to fame posting singing videos all over social media but their following increased dramatically when they appeared on The X Factor: Celebrity in 2019, where they reached the final alongside Megan McKenna and Jenny Ryan.

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The pair began singing when they were just eight years old and went on to have careers in the West End and a short film for Channel 4.

They then joined musical.ly (the old TikTok basically) in 2016 where they began creating lip syncing videos to Shawn Mendes and Bastille songs. In 2017, they landed their very own CBBC documentary My Life: Max & Harvey, a documentary produced by the duo, which gave fans an inside look into their lives and career.

They went on to release their debut single One More Day in Love in December 2016, shortly after their rise to fame.

The twins then released a cover of DJ Snake and Justin Bieber’s Let Me Love You in January, 2017, which gained them millions of views on YouTube

After releasing more music, Max and Harvey took part in The X Factor: Celebrity and came second. Since the show, they have gone on to host their own podcast School Daze with Max & Harvey, release even more music and become Charity Patrons for the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Charity. They also have a HUGE following on social media, boasting almost 1m Instagram followers and 6.4m Tik Tok followers.

Busy boys, eh?

CHECK OUT Swipe through to see all the winners of The X Factor...


The X Factor winners: Where are they now? (slider)

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Steve Brookstein, series one, 2004

Things went downhill super quickly after the high of winning the first ever series of The X Factor, and Steve's still bitter… even now, 12 years later. He's written a book about it called Getting Over The X. Come on now Steve, perhaps you should give it a read.These days he's more into childish rants on Twitter about, well, pretty much everything except making music. He did release an album in 2014, and just to show he's moved on he called it Forgotten Man. It didn't chart.

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Shayne Ward, series two, 2005

It's easy to forget Corrie's Aidan Connor is actually; Shayne Ward from The X Factor in a disguise. Alright, that should be: in a new job. It's still weird. He's shamed his role and won Best Newcomer at the National Television Awards in January 2016. Fast work.He's also been moving fast in his love life and is dating former Hollyoaks star Sophie Austin, after the couple's romance blossomed in 2016 following some Twitter flirting. Cute.

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Leona Lewis, series three, 2006

You probably won't remember Leona Lewis as she hasn't done much since. Jokes. Leona's a superstar. A superstar that loves animals. A lot.She loves dogs. She released a single with Diane Warren called We Are All (Looking For Home) in support of a dog charity. She loves cats. Well, she's starring in Cats on Broadway which is kind of the same thing. But she really loves horses. The star has featured in Horse and Hound in the past, too.

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Leon Jackson, series four, 2007

Soulful Scotsman Leon Jackson clinched the Christmas Number One in 2007 but faded fast and was dropped by the label shortly after. Nowadays his most notable achievements are his abs. He's been hard at work. They're good abs. Well done Leon.

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Alexandra Burke, series five, 2008

Alexandra Burke's winning single was a cover of Leonard Cohen's classic Hallelujah, which broke records on it's way to Number One. Hallelujah feels like a fitting introduction for the singer who's now taken the leading role of Deloris Van Cartier in Craig Revel-Horwood's new production of Sister Act in London's West End. She's still doing some shows of her own, is an ambassador for Slim Fast AND she took part in the 2017 series of Strictly Come Dancing.

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Joe McElderry, series six, 2009

In 2009 it was Joe McElderry who won The X Factor but it wasn't him who won the Christmas Number One. It was the anti-X-Factor campaign who scored the top slot with Rage Against The Machine's Killing In The Name Of. Chin up Joe, you've done alright. You've even sung for the Queen. He has sung in a touring version of Joseph and the Technicolour Dreamcoat and did charity cycle rides. Good lad.

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Matt Cardle, series seven, 2010

The handsome one with the guitar, Matt Cardle is building up to releasing his fourth studio album called Higher Power. He's still looking hot, still playing gigs, and even joined YolanDa Brown on a few of her shows this year.Scandal! In 2016 there was a massive lawsuit filed against none other than Ed Sheeran, claiming Sheeran's huge hit Photographs was a carbon copy of Cardle's Amazing. It turns out it was the songwriters who filed it, and Cardle's distanced himself… it looked murky and in 2017 Ed settled the £16million lawsuit.

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Little Mix, series eight, 2011

Well, where to start with these ladies. Let's start with the music, cos that's what it's all about, right? The band are currently working on their fifth studio album and in 2018 they did their Summer Hits tour around the world.

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Ben Haenow, series 11, 2014

We can almost do this as a tickbox list now. Christmas number one: tick. Record breaking sales figures: no tick. Duet with big name real celeb: tick (it was Kelly Clarkson). Album released: tick. Didn't make top twenty: tick. Dropped by Syco: tick.All that's left is the run in a West End show and a run at Butlins. Though he does seem delightfully loved-up with his dancer wife Jessica Jones.

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James Arthur, series nine, 2012

James Arthur has had a rocky road since winning the show - like so many of the winners – but he did seem to bring it on himself. After dropping a very dodgy tune with homophobic tones, iTunes offered refunds on his debut album and Syco dropped him.Then he released Say You Won't Let Go, Syco took him back and EVERYTHING changed. James is officially back, people.

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Sam Bailey, series 10, 2013

Bexley's Sam Bailey hit the Christmas number one slot with her winning single Skyscraper and toured with Queen Bey in the UK leg of her The Mrs Carter Show World Tour. Then, in what seems like a natural next step for The X Factor winners, she took a role in a popular West End musical. In this case it was Chicago.

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Louisa Johnson, series 12, 2015

2015's winner Louisa has had mixed success…her dreadful single charted the lowest of all the winners' singles of all of the time, only managing number 12 in the Christmas singles chart. Cripes.Her follow up Tears, with Clean Bandit, did much better by reaching number five, so it's swings and roundabouts. But we're not worried because a change of hair colour caused an Instagram storm in summer 2016 AND her two proper solo singles So Good and Best Behaviour have been bloody brilliant.

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Matt Terry, series 13, 2016

Matt Terry's the show's latest winner, going on to release Ed Sheeran-penned winner's single When Christmas Comes Around. He then teamed up with Enrique Iglesias and actual Sean Paul on the Spanglish remix of Subeme La Radio before releasing his proper debut single Sucker for You.Oh, and he made an appearance on Celebrity First Dates in support of Stand Up To Cancer.

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Rak-Su, series 14, 2017

Rak-Su beat Grace Davies in an epic final showdown on last year's X Factor. This summer the Rak-Su boys have been performing up and down the country on the festival circuit and have just released a new banger of a single called Pyro Ting.

How old are Max and Harvey?

Being indentical twins, Max and Harvey were born on 31 December 2002, making them both 18 years old.

Where are Max and Harvey from?

They’re from Berkshire.

Where do Max and Harvey go to school?

The twins went to school in Yateley, Hampshire but haven’t revealed which one. However, Yateley School tweeted about their success in 2017, so it looks like that’s where they went.

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Are Max and Harvey related?

Yep, they’re identical twins! Max is younger than Harvey by two minutes.

Are Max and Harvey single?

After having a quick stalk all over social media, it looks like Max and Harvey are both single which should please their huge fan base. However, celebrities can be notoriously private when it comes to their love lives, so they could be dating in secret.

Are Max and Harvey gay?

Neither Max or Harvey have spoken out about their sexuality, but they have both dated girls.

Max and Harvey merch

You can your hands on Max and Harvey merch at their official online store. We've put together a gallery of some of our favourite pieces below.


Max and Harvey merch

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CREDIT: Max and Harvey

Burnt Orange Hoodie

This eye-catching orange features Max and Harvey new logo, so everyone will know who your favourite twin brother musical duo are (sorry, Jedward).

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CREDIT: Max and Harvey

DNA Tote bag and Pen

The lyrics of Max and Harvey's tune DNA are emblazoned on this tote bag which also comes with a Max and Harvey pen.

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CREDIT: Max and Harvey

Drown Bucket Hat

This stone coloured bucket hat features the boys' Drown logo.

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CREDIT: Max and Harvey

Red water bottle

Stay hydrated and show your love for Max and Harvey at the same time with this bright red water bottle. It's a win win, if you ask us.

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CREDIT: Max and Harvey

M&H Black face mask

If you're Max and Harvey fan and need a new face mask then this reusable one is perfect for you.

What are Max and Harvey doing now?

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In 2021, they released In my DNA, an emotional tribute to their grandfather, who was diagnosed with Alzheimers.

Speaking about the single, they said, “This song means more to us than anything we’ve ever put out into the world.

“We wanted to tell our Granpop’s story and talk about his life and it took us a long time to work out the perfect way to do that.

“Whilst writing the song we also had in the back of our minds, the sad fact that our Grandma had been diagnosed with cancer.

“Sadly she recently passed away, but we were able to play her this song before we lost her, and when she heard it she started to cry.

“The fact that she knew right away exactly what the song was about meant a lot to us, and we’re so sad she couldn’t be around to see the world hear it.”

The pair are also active on Instagram and TikTok where they post song snippets and hilarious videos.

Max and Harvey's most recent public appearance was at the Nickelodeon Slimefest at Blackpool Pleasure Beach Arena alongside other celebs like Fleur East, Diversity and Wes Nelson.

Max and Harvey Instagram

Go and follow their Insta antics @maxandharvey.

Max and Harvey TikTok

Possibly the most dedicated TikTok-ers we've come across. @maxandharveyofficial.

Max and Harvey Twitter

The twins tweet over at @maxandharvey.

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