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'X Factor Australia's Altiyan Childs makes music comeback after scandals

1 September 2011 11:15 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Altiyan Childs is making a return to the music industry. The Australian forklift driver-turned-musician, who was crowned champion of the first series of reality talent contest The X Factor in 2010, has returned to the recording studio after being rocked by a series of scandals this year. Childs's career soared immediately after The X Factor, with his self-titled debut album going platinum. Soon afterwards, however, his home was ransacked by police and his manager was charged in connection to drugs and weapons found during the raid. The star later admitted that he was broke and engaged to a teenage fan who he met on Facebook. He was also attacked by a group of "haters" (more) »

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Altiyan Childs: 'I'm sick of being a nice guy'

12 June 2011 10:33 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Altiyan Childs has revealed that he has had enough of being a "nice guy". The Australian musician, who was crowned champion of the first series of reality talent contest The X Factor in 2010, said that he is sick of former friends of his making false claims about him just to get money and fame. Childs's former tour crew, which included friends Nicholas Coccuzzoli and Lukas Cuj, have said that the singer dumped them for no reason, would explode in fits of rage when they worked for him and owes them $$30,000 (£19,500) after they regularly paid for his day-to-day living expenses. He has hit back at his former entourage, dubbed the 'Altourage', telling the Herald Sun: "These people are all b**tards. If someone thinks I owe money, they can go to the cops. I am a nice guy and these people will have to prove this in front of the judge. »

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Altiyan Childs "trusted wrong people" after 'X Factor'

30 May 2011 8:35 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Altiyan Childs has revealed that he "trusted the wrong people" after winning the Australian version of The X Factor last year. The musician, who was crowned champion of the first series of the reality talent contest in 2010, said that many people have tried to take advantage of his success. After his manager and housemate Steve Yankuloff was charged with firearms and drugs offences in April this year, Childs said that he moved in with his parents in Sydney. He told The Daily Telegraph: "I just trusted the wrong people from the win onwards. A lot of people were trying to impress me and get on my team and quite frankly I was taken for a ride." 35-year-old former forklift truck driver Childs caused controversy earlier this year when he revealed that (more) »

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Childs "trusted wrong people" after 'X Factor'

30 May 2011 8:35 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Altiyan Childs has revealed that he "trusted the wrong people" after winning the Australian version of The X Factor last year. The musician, who was crowned champion of the first series of the reality talent contest in 2010, said that many people have tried to take advantage of his success. After his manager and housemate Steve Yankuloff was charged with firearms and drugs offences in April this year, Childs said that he moved in with his parents in Sydney. He told The Daily Telegraph: "I just trusted the wrong people from the win onwards. A lot of people were trying to impress me and get on my team and quite frankly I was taken for a ride." 35-year-old former forklift truck driver Childs caused controversy earlier this year when he revealed that (more) »

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Altiyan Childs to marry teenage fan

12 April 2011 8:33 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Altiyan Childs has revealed that he is marrying a teenage fan. The 35-year-old former forklift truck driver, who shot to fame after winning the Australian version of The X Factor last year, described 19-year-old Nikki Kingston as his "dream" woman. Childs, who met Kingston on social networking site Facebook four months ago, said on Today Tonight: "I want to marry her, she's my dream come true." The singer also revealed that he has developed a close relationship with Elle Biddles, a 15-year-old fan. Biddles's mother Natalie Keeling has since become the executor of Childs's will. Keeling said: "[Altiyan is] part of our whole family. Enough people I know that matter to me know that [rumours of inappropriate behaviour between him and (more) »

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