X FACTOR and Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat star Joe McElderry has been forced to pull out of his Clacton show at the eleventh hour.

The Geordie singer was due to bring his new acoustic show to the Princes Theatre tomorrow night.

But the venue has been told the show will have to be rescheduled because McElderry has vocal issues and had been advised to rest his voice.

The singer was forced to cancel a concert in County Durham last month after a suspicious letter was sent to the venue, but was back performing on stage just 24 hours later.

McElderry, 26, won the X Factor crown as a teenager in 2009.

Last autumn saw him starring in Joseph And The Technicolor Dreamcoat on tour around the UK.