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Dalton Harris forced to leave the UK as visa expires

PICTURED: Dalton Harris (Photo credit: ITV)

X FACTOR winner Dalton Harris will be forced to leave the UK as his visa is set to expire.

Speaking to The Sun, the 24-year-old Jamaica-born singer, who won the competition on Sunday (Dec 2), said his visa only allowed him to stay in the UK for the duration of the show.

“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,” he said.

“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.”

According to The Daily Mail, X-Factor bosses are said to be negotiating for him to stay in the country, with the latest news putting promotion of his single and his place on the X Factor live tour in jeopardy.

Earlier this week, it was revealed that ratings for the ITV competition show had increased compared to the previous year. An average of 5.3 million people tuned in to watch Dalton Harris beat Anthony Russell and Scarlett Lee on ITV on Sunday, compared to 2017’s final.

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