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Norfolk X Factor hopeful Leon Mallett to battle it out at judges’ houses

PUBLISHED: 10:00 22 October 2017 | UPDATED: 16:25 22 October 2017

Brothers Leon and Alex Mallett return to Acle Academy to perform for the staff and students.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Brothers Leon and Alex Mallett return to Acle Academy to perform for the staff and students. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Archant Norfolk 2017

Lingwood singer Leon Mallett is vying for a place in The X Factor live shows tonight with a performance at the judges’ houses stage of the competition.

The 22-year-old is just one of six boys left in the singing competition with three getting put through to the live episodes following their auditions in Istanbul.

The singer, who originally auditioned with his brother Alex, will have to impress mentor Louis Walsh and guest judge Mike if he is to make it to the next round.

He is up against Lloyd Macey, Aidan Martin, Spencer Sutherland, Jack Mason and Sam Black.

MORE: X Factor star Leon Mallett performs at Acle Academy

Mr Mallett works at The Carlton Hotel in Great Yarmouth as a performer alongside his younger brother. Their mother and grandmother also sing at the hotel.

He first auditioned for The X Factor in 2014 as part of boy band Fifth Street. The group made it through to the bootcamp stage of the show.

• The X Factor is on ITV at 7pm.

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