SINGER Joe McElderry has responded to criticism by ITV Daybreak’s Richard Gaisford, by defending Torquay.
Presenter Mr Gaisford wrote on Twitter: “It must be hard for Joe McElderry to watch success of other X Factor stars, whilst he gets to play Torquay.”
Joe however clearly holds the Bay in greater esteem.
He responded: “I like Torquay and am very proud of what I have achieved in the last few years so not hard at all.”
Joe who plays at the Princess Theatre in Torquay on September 14, 2013, has totalled four top 15 albums since winning the X Factor in 2009.
Two years ago Joe performed at Hollicombe Park, Paignton for Torbay’s Pride in the Park concert.