has signed to Mercury, the label which also snapped up winner David Sneddon, Ainslie and Sinead.
, who was voted "best looking man" in the academy, said after the result: "I'd just like to thank everyone who voted for me.
For weeks, Malachi
had been hinting that the spark between the couple could be rekindled on the Fame Academy tour.
The highlight featured Malachi
Cush being dispatched to interview the comedy behemoths of Grimes and McKee.
After the Tennessee sessions, Malachi
is due to fly to Thailand where his debut album has reached No1 in the charts.
, 30, said yesterday: "I'm absolutely thrilled to make the breakthrough into television.
FAME Academy star Malachi
Cush is at the centre of a psychological thriller that dips into blackmail and heartache.
But spare a thought for the poor Tyrone postie who had to deal with the sack-loads of cards for Fame Academy heart-throb Malachi
Minor, the tallest player in USC history, is the third player to depart from the 1999-2000 recruiting class, joining guards Malachi
Thurston and Rashad Jones.
Seven-month-old son, Malachi
, her third child, is nearly as big as she is.
HOT Ulster Fame Academy couple Sinead Quinn and Malachi
Cush are to team up again for a sizzling duet at this year's Big Buzz music awards in Belfast.
USC has a scholarship to offer Hanker following last week's departure of point guard Rashad Jones and shooting guard Malachi