X Factor winner Dalton Harris has revealed he will be forced to leave the UK and fly home to Jamaica just days after his show triumph as his visa is set to expire.
Speaking to The Sun, the 24-year-old The Power of Love singer, who won the competition on Sunday, said his visa only allowed him to stay in the UK for the duration of the show.
He said: ‘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.
‘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.’
Show bosses are now said to be negotiating for him to stay in the country, with the latest news putting single promotion and his place on the X Factor live tour in jeopardy.
MailOnline has contacted representatives for Dalton and the Home Office for comment.
This comes as Dalton has insisted he doesn’t just want to be known as ‘The X Factor guy’ after being crowned the winner of this year’s series.
The singer beat out fellow finalists Scarlett Lee, 21, and Anthony Russell, 28, for the crown in a nail-biting final.