LONDON: Matt Cardle has reportedly checked himself into rehab.  The 30-year-old singer - who shot to fame after winning ‘The X Factor’ in 2010 - is said to have signed up for a 28-day programme at The Priory rehabilitation centre in London last night (after allegedly becoming hooked on prescription pills temazepam and Valium.

Friends of the ‘When We Collide’ hitmaker claim he turned to the drugs after struggling to deal with the stress of releasing his last two albums independently following his split from his record label last year. A pal told The Sun newspaper: ‘’Matt is all over the place at the moment.–XP