X Factor star Craig Colton reveals traumatic homophobic attack

A former contestant on long-running talent competition The X Factor has spoken out about a homophobic attack that took place at his home.

Craig Colton, who competed in the live finals of the show in 2011, was the target of a frightening ordeal at his home over the weekend, in which knives and anti-gay slurs were involved.


Craig, 28, took to Twitter late on Sunday (23rd March) to tell his followers and fans of the event – and the sad fact that after reporting to police, nothing more can be done about the situation.

‘After a horrible night, of being attacked with a knife and homophobic rants at our own home, we find out the police can’t do anything,’ he wrote, ending the message with a broken heart emoji:



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