EXCLUSIVE: Former X Factor finalist Andy Abraham has been declared bankrupt, Insolvency News can exclusively reveal.
Abraham – who famously finished joint last as the British entry in the 2008 Eurovision song contest – released his fourth album “Remember When” only last year with an accompanying DVD.
Despite a platinum-selling album which reached number 2 in the UK charts and number 1 in Ireland back in 2006, he has more recently found more success with live shows where he has played the lead vocalist for tours such as “Boogie Nights”.
After losing in the X Factor final to Shayne Ward in 2005, Abrahams – who had been mentored by Sharon Osbourne in the show – was signed by Sony BMG before being dumped by the label in 2007.
Abrahams was unlucky not to win the X Factor final, with Ward winning the final show by just 1.2% of the public vote.
Before joining the The X Factor, Abraham hit the headlines of the tabloids, having been a refuse collector and bus driver for Arriva for many years. He has two children by his wife Denise.
The former binman declared his last known address as Burton Lodge, Rags Lane, Cheshunt when he was declared bankrupt on 15 May 2013 at the High Court of Justice.
Abrahams is signed up with artist management agency Champions (UK) plc. However, when Insolvency News approached Champions UK for comment, the agency declined.