By GEORGINA LITTLEJOHN
Happy New Year! X Factor winner Matt Cardle reportedly racked up an £8,000 bar bill after seeing in 2011 in Newcastle
Having been crowned the winner of the X Factor, Matt Cardle has been enjoying the trappings of his new found fame.
Including racking up a Jay-Z-style bar bill as he and fellow former contestant Aiden Grimshaw enjoyed a very expensive New Year's Eve.
Reports today have claimed that the new pop star landed himself with a £8,000 bill as he partied around Newcastle to see in 2011.
According to the Sun, The Essex lad, 27, was joined by Grimshaw, 19, as they enjoyed a night out at the city's Tup Tup Palace nightclub, where they made sure the drinks were in full flow.
The pair, along with some friends, are believed to have downed four bottles of Ace of Spades champagne, four bottles of Grey Goose vodka, three of Havana rum and three of Jagermeister.
They also went through 50 bottles of beer as well as a long list of cocktails and other drinks.
The newspaper said the pair then had to sneak out of the back door of the exclusive club at 3am to avoid waiting fans.
But it was no early night for the young men as they took the party back to their hotel where they are believed to have carried on for another three hours.
A helping hand: Former X Factor contestant Aiden Grimshaw was with Matt as they partied in the northern city for New Year's Eve
And when the bill came for their late night antics, thakfully for Matt, who landed last year's Christmas Number One, his management were happy to cover half the total.
A source told the paper: 'The boys looked like they were having a great time and were definitely a hit with the ladies. Drinks were flowing all night long.'
The source added that at one stage they were swigging champagne and knocking back 'Jaeger Bombs' - a Jagermeister shot in a glass of Red Bull.
Matt is believed to have been in the city visiting X Factor dancer Sarah Robinson, 24, who he met at the beginning of the live programmes.
Reports last week said after weeks of flirting, the pair decided to give their relationship a go when he was crowned winner of the talent contest and Matt travelled up from Essex to see her for a few days before hitting the town with the lads.
New love: X Factor dancer Sarah Robinson is said to be dating Matt Cardle, who travelled up to Newcastle to see her for New Year
source: dailymail [endtext]