The X Factor is back – but with some major changes for 2019.
Instead of its usual affair of (mostly) unknown hopefuls singing in a bid to impress the judges, the civilian show has been shelved for 2019 in favour of two brand new editions; The X Factor: Celebrity, consisting of 15 famous faces, and a ‘Champions’ version which sees former favourites return to the stage.
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First up is The X Factor: Celebrity, where Jonny Labey is just one of the hopefuls looking to impress Simon Cowell and co in order to win a record contract.
Here’s all you need to know about the former EastEnders star…
Meet Jonny Labey
Famous for: Acting, most notably as Paul Coker in EastEnders
The twosome were a hugely popular pairing amongst fans of the BBC One soap, but like all happiness within Walford, their relationship was short-lived. Labey bowed out the soap in 2016 after Paul was killed in a homophobic attack, leaving Ben heartbroken.
Outside the soap bubble, Labey was crowned the winner of ITV’s short-lived celebrity dance show Dance Dance Dance, alongside then-girlfriend Chrissy Brooke.
He was also a judge on CBBC reality show, Taking the Next Step, where children were invited to compete for a cameo on Canadian TV show, The Next Step.