X-Factor star takes centre stage in Pock

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A FORMER X-Factor contestant is to take to the stage at a club in Pocklington this weekend.

Alan Turner, who starred in the music show in 2008 will be making an appearance at the United Services Club on Waterloo Lane.

The 25-year-old was tipped for greatness at the start of series six of the hugely-popular ITV show, wowing the judges with his voice during the auditions.

However, controversy soon followed after the Barnsley-born singer was accused of faking a sob story about experiencing a troubled childhood to get recognition on the show. It was then alleged by some national tabloids that he was already working as a professional singer.

After breezing through the early stages, he was finally axed from the show by Simon Cowell as the judges picked their final 12 to go through the live finals.

Since then, Alan has released two albums of cover tracks and continues to ply his trade on the club circuit.

He will be singing at the United Services Club tomorrow evening, Friday, 21 January, starting between 8pm and 8.30pm. No entry fee is required.