Poor South Shields popstar Joe McElderry has laughed off claims that he’s piled on the pounds.
The 24-year-old X Factor winner appeared on ITV’s chat show Lorraine yesterday morning, to talk about his latest stage show, Tommy The Rock Opera.
However, a few hours later the Daily Mail ran a story suggesting he had a ‘fuller frame’ as they used an unflattering picture of him slouched on the sofa.
But a relaxed Joe took to Twitter and told his 325,000 followers: “Oh don’t you just love the worst angled photo ever that makes you look like a slug!”
And he was soon given plenty of support from his legion of fans.
@maryrob30409209 said: “You don’t look like a slug, Joe. If you ever did you’d be a lovely slug! Really liked your outfit!”
@lorivil added “You’re nothing like it Joe. You’re looking so fit and toned.”
@pingthing1 tweeted: “You are the fittest, leanest, fastest, funniest handsomest, slug I’ve ever seen. Doesn’t jealousy make some people mean.”