The Cardle clan will be there to support the X Factor star in his toughest week yet.

And as Matt Cardle battles ongoing tonsillitis while he prepares for the semi finals of the show his brother, Dominic, remains confident he will win.

The 27-year-old of Little Maplestead was suffering a sore throat on last week’s show but is struggling to recover and the illness is taking its toll on his voice.

His older brother Dominic Cardle, 29, of Colchester, said Matt will be singing two songs this week but he’s still not 100 per cent.

He will be going along with the rest of the family to cheer Matt on, and although he wasn’t allowed to say what this week’s theme will be he said it is definately going to be lively and fun.

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