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Croydon van driver Ben Haenow drives his way to victory at X-Factor final…and Christmas number one?

Croydon van driver Ben Haenow drives his way to victory at X-Factor final…and Christmas number one?

  Croydon van driver Ben Haenow tonight won The X Factor after a well-received performance to a packed Wembley Arena. 29-year-old Haenow defeated fellow Londoner Fleur East, a 27-year-old fitness model from Walthomstow, to the prize of a recording contract with Syco. Haenow has been performing in rock bands since…

X Factor’s Ben Haenow gives homecoming performance

X Factor’s Ben Haenow gives homecoming performance

The nation’s favourite Croydon van driver came home last night to give fans a special performance and rally even more support before the X Factor final this weekend. Crowds of at least 600 Ben Haenow fans braved the wind and rain outside Croydon’s Whitgift shopping centre yesterday evening to hear the…

Ben Haenow makes it through yet another X Factor round

Ben Haenow makes it through yet another X Factor round

Ben Haenow wowed the X Factor judges once more at the competition’s second live show last weekend with a passionate rendition of John Lennon’s ballad “Jealous Guy”. With the week’s theme being the 80s, the 29-year-old van driver from Purley got standing ovations from two of the judges, smoothly making…

Haenow progresses to next X Factor live show

Haenow progresses to next X Factor live show

Croydon van driver, Ben Haenow, has continued smoothly on his X Factor journey with a rendition of Bridge Over Troubled Water. After performing the classic by Simon and Garfunkel, the 29-year-old was the second singer announced to be going on to the next live show, together with 13 more acts.…

Haenow continues on his X Factor journey

Haenow continues on his X Factor journey

Ben Haenow has made it through to the X Factor’s live shows after being one of the only acts to impress judge Simon Cowell at the Judges’ Houses on Saturday. The 29-year-old van driver persuaded Cowell and, guest judge, American singer Sinitta to put him through to the finals with…

Croydon van driver through to next stage of X Factor

Croydon van driver through to next stage of X Factor

Croydon van driver Ben Haenow has sung his way to the next stage of this year’s X Factor after wowing judges with another impressive performance on Saturday. The 29-year-old captivated audiences with his passionate rendition of the Eagles’ Hotel California at boot camp auditions in London. The notoriously difficult Simon…

Exclusive interview: Rough Copy speaks to ELL

Exclusive interview: Rough Copy speaks to ELL

In an exclusive interview after their elimination from the X Factor, Croydon’s Rough Copy spoke to EastLondonLines about the competition, their hometown and following dreams. Rough Copy came together five years ago when bandmates Joey Thomas, Kazeem Ajobe and Sterling Ramsey met by “fate” at separate talent competitions. Since then,…

Croydon X Factor hopefuls Rough Copy miss out on place in final after losing public vote to Luke Friend

Croydon X Factor hopefuls Rough Copy miss out on place in final after losing public vote to Luke Friend

Rough Copy’s X Factor journey has come to the ‘end of the road’, after Luke Friend beat them in the public vote. After the Croydon band missed out on a place in the final, band member Joey spoke to presenter Dermot O’Leary and said: “Just being here is a highlight.…

Smooth running for Rough Copy: Croydon boy band believe they can fly all the way to the X Factor final

Smooth running for Rough Copy: Croydon boy band believe they can fly all the way to the X Factor final

Croydon boy band, Rough Copy, is one step closer to winning the X Factor as they rocketed through to the semi-finals last night with a rendition of R Kelly’s “I Believe I can Fly”. The group had plenty of local support on Twitter: @ThatGirlShaay tweeted: “… I voted for them…

X Factor: Rough Copy through at Hannah Barrett’s expense

X Factor: Rough Copy through at Hannah Barrett’s expense

Hannah Barrett was has been eliminated from the X Factor following an all-Croydon sing-off, in which she was pitted against boy band Rough Copy. Both acts received the lowest amount of public votes after performing on Saturday’s live 10th anniversary show, where acts sang songs by previous winners. Barrett and…

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