Luke Friend threatened with legal action over alleged breach of contract

Luke Friend could face legal action after leaving another music competition to appear on X Factor.


by Maria Vallahis |
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The 18-year-old X Factor won a singing competition – TeenStar – before he joined the famous ITV show.

Luke apparently left TeenStar in the lurch to go on The X Factor – God why would you leave to go on an internationally known show. How selfish of Luke.

Sadly, now the teenager has been threatened with a £100,000 fine for leaving the music competition.


Future Music Ltd, who run TeenStar, have filed with the County Court Business Centre and according to Future, Luke has filed a defence.

The rules of the competition state: "Competition finalists, defined as any act making the Grand Final, acknowledge and agree to make themselves available for appearances and promotion for an 18 month period from the end of the competition for a minimum of 5 times."

Future Music boss Chris Grayston told the Mirror: "We invested a lot of money in Luke and coached him throughout the X Factor process."

Luke posted this selfie to his Instagram account last week.

According to Future Music Luke, who finished third in X Factor 2013 and has just cracked the top 40 with his song Hole in My Heart, has gone back on his word.

Grayston added: "We advised him on song choices and even helped run his social media and that fan following was what helped him in the competition.

"Now he says he has no intention of honouring our agreement and playing the five gigs and says we ought to be happy with him playing one unannounced gig for us."

"I'm not going to stand in his way of success but I'm not going to waive my rights either."

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