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Leamington's Bradley Hunt to perform in X Factor live finals

Leamington Editorial 7th Oct, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

A FLAMBOYANT singer from Leamington is set to return to the X Factor stage this weekend.

Former Campion School pupil Bradley Hunt will appear in the live finals alongside friend Ottavio Columbro.

The pair made it through to the next round after a performance of Candyman by Christina Agurilera at judge Louis Walsh’s Ibiza home.

The song was a nod to 23-year-old Bradley’s job working at Spangles in Coventry.

After the performance guest judge Alisha Dixon told judge Louis: “I don’t think you could win the show with them, but it’s an experience. It makes you laugh, it makes you smile.”

Now the duo – who have named themselves Bratavio – will face off against 12 other singers in front of judges Simon Cowell, Nicole Scherzinger, Sharon Osbourne and Louis Walsh.

Bratavio first made an impression on the show after a dramatic audition following a row over food.

Bradley was supposed to appear alongside Otavio but after an argument about uncooked chicken they parted ways and prepared to showcase their talents separately.

That was until judges of the singing competition called for the duo to make up.

After a tearful reconciliation they performed a rendition of Buttons by the Pussycat Dolls much to the delight of Nicole Scherzinger – the girl group’s former lead singer.

Since their performance Bradley and Ottavio have been tipped to become the next ‘Jedward’ – after the eccentric pair of Irish twins John and Edward – who previously appeared on the show.

X Factor airs on Saturday at 8pm on ITV.