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Has Jonny got the ‘X’ factor?

Has Jonny got the ‘X’ factor?

Tuesday 01 October 2019

Has Jonny got the ‘X’ factor?

A Jersey performer-turned-soap star will be taking to the mic in a new celebrity edition of ‘The X-Factor'.

As part of the new series starting later this month, Victoria College alumnus Jonny Labey will be jet-setting to Los Angeles along with famous actors, broadcasters, dancers and reality stars to sing for a spot in the London live shows.

Facing the criticism of judges Simon Cowell, Nicole Scherzinger and Louis Walsh, the former ‘Mr Battle’ will be representing Jersey amongst the star-studded line-up. 

In an Instagram post announcing his involvement in the new series, Jonny said it was an “honour” to share the news and described being invited on the show as an “incredible opportunity."

“Music and singing have always been huge passions of mine, however from busking on the streets of St. Helier to producing my own concert I’ve only ever really sang in Jersey!

“It’s time to face the music, change up the game and do something different… got some fun things planned… Will need all your incredible love and support!” 

Video: Jonny Labey appearing in 'Dance Dance Dance'.

Jonny, who is well-known for his role as Paul Coker on ‘EastEnders’, has also performed as the male lead in ‘Strictly Ballroom’ on the West End as well as running his own campaign to raise awareness about the different types of diabetes.

He’s also no stranger to television talent shows after he won ITV dancing contest ‘Dance, Dance, Dance’ with Chrissy Brooke in 2017.


Pictured: Jonny won ITV dance contest 'Dance, Dance, Dance' back in 2017 (ITV/Dance, Dance, Dance).

The full 'X Factor: Celebrities' line-up...

  • Journalist, Martin Bashir
  • Talk Show host, Ricki Lake
  • Quiz show champion, Jenny Ryan
  • Actress, Victoria Ekanoye
  • Reality star, Megan McKenna
  • Model and Actress, Hayley Hasselhoff
  • Soap star, Jonny Labey
  • Film star, Olivia Olson
  • Actor, Kevin McHale


  • Reality stars Samira Mighty, Zara McDermott, Wes Nelson and Eyal Booker who form ‘The Islanders’
  • Sports stars Ben Foden, Thom Evans and Levi Davis who form ‘Try Star’
  • Professional dancer, Brendan Cole and actor, Jeremy Edwards who form ‘Cole and Edwards’
  • Social Media Stars and CBBC Presenters Max and Harvey
  • Influencers Sofia, Alondra, Laura, Wendii and Natalie who make up ‘V5’

Pictured top: Jonny Labey. (ITV)

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