Matt Cardle fools around with mini condoms

Matt Cardle has been fooling around with mini condoms at a party.

The former X Factor winner has been pictured posing with the small prophylactics on his finger at a gathering thrown for gadget shop Menkind, Mr Paparazzi reports.

Cardle, who used to paint for a living and was on the talent show at the same time as One Direction, got to grips with a number of devices at the shindig, including Star Wars-themed toys and a drumming game.

He attended the party in the run up to the release of his new album, which is entitled The Fire.

Cardle and a friend slipped the tiny condoms on to their fingers as they joked around - but his latest record is likely to see the singer in more reflective mood, as many of the songs talk about the ending of a recent long-term union with a girlfriend.

"The main inspiration was the break-up of the relationship at the time. The album is about that essentially," he added.