Which X Factor winner has split from Simon Cowell’s label?

X Factor winner, Leona Lewis has split from Simon Cowell’s record label Syco, despite being with them since her win in 2006.

Leona revealed on Twitter this evening that she has decided to leave Syco and join Universal Island Records instead.

However Simon seems ok with the move, even tweeting his congratulations to Leona.

“Congratulations Leona. We had 7 great years together and now wish you all the best for the future. You put X Factor on the map. X”

But Leona didn’t respond to Simon’s message and instead tweeted about her excitement about working with Universal Island Records.

“So happy to finally be able to share the amazing news that I have joined the @islandrecordsuk family! Excited for this next chapter…”

Leona revealed more about her shock move in a statement.

“After seven incredible years at Sony I feel honoured to be given the opportunity to sign to perhaps the most iconic label of all, Island Records. To me Island has always been a label where artists can really flourish and are encouraged to express themselves.”

Hmmm, even though Simon seems ok with Leona’s move, we wonder what caused Leona to split from Syco in the first place?