What happened to Joe McElderry? Where is Joe McElderry now?

Joe McElderry is a British singer and actor who rose to fame after winning the sixth series of the popular TV singing competition, The X Factor, in 2009. His first single “The Climb” reached number one on both the UK Singles Chart and the Irish Singles Charts.

In addition to his successful music career, McElderry has also appeared in a number of stage productions, including the lead role in the UK tour of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and the title role in the UK tour of Tommy.

McElderry has also been involved in several charity campaigns and events, including the Great North Run, which he has run multiple times to raise money for various charities.

He continues to perform and release music and is regarded as one of the most successful contestants to emerge from The X Factor.

What happened to Joe McElderry?

In 2012, Joe experienced stalking after a devoted admirer followed him home and tracked him down.

A five-year restraining order was issued against the stalker after she sent Joe a barrage of tweets, sat in the front row at one of his concerts, and tormented his mother Eileen.

He then made appearances in several reality television programs, such as Popstar To Operastar and The Jump, and in 2014 he began a 50-date UK tour.

Joe then had a lengthy career in musical roles, notably playing Joseph in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

Where is Joe McElderry now?

The musician spoke on Steph’s Packed Lunch to discuss his tour, in which he will sing songs by George Michael. Joe related his confrontation with George on The X Factor to hosts Steph McGovern and Denise Van Outen.

The young contestant, who is still active today, defeated Olly Murs to win the title during the high-flying peak of the show.

His upcoming performance will be in Freedom, a production that will send him on a UK tour singing George Michael’s favourites.