Meet Kevin McHale – the Glee star who is ready for The X Factor: Celebrity

The US star will sing to win over Simon Cowell on the celeb spin-off

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All round talent Kevin McHale is about to finally return to British TV.


Without his ‘Glee Club’ this time, Kevin will appear alongside a multitude of other personalities on The X Factor: Celebrity with the advantage of having more than a decade’s experience singing and even dancing.

Here’s everything you need to know about the US star:

Meet Kevin McHale

Age: 31

Job: Actor, singer

Twitter: @druidDUDE

Instagram: kevinmchale

The X Factor category: Unders

Where you might have seen Kevin McHale

Kevin played paraplegic guitarist and singer Artie musical teen drama Glee, appearing in over 100 episodes. It’s also worth remembering that during that time, he appeared in the music video for Katy Perry’s Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.) along with Glee co-star Darren Criss.

He’s appeared in a number of British shows since Glee wrapped in 2015, including Celebrity Juice, Sunday Brunch and even hosted the first three series of panel show Virtually Famous on E4.

He went on to play the late American activist Bobbi Campbell in the ABC miniseries When We Rise, chronicling the progression of LGBT rights since 1969.

How much singing experience does he have?

In the mid-2000s Kevin co-founded boy band NLT (Not Like Them) and released a handful of songs before they split in 2009. That same year, he began a near-six-year stint as a member of the ‘Glee Club’, performing a variety of tracks including a hugely popular cover of Journey’s Don’t Stop Believin’, which has been played during numerous shows with the rest of the Glee cast.

This year he’s been doing more of his own music, so it’s only fitting that he joins the cast of The X Factor: Celebrity.


The X Factor: Celebrity is on ITV, Saturday at 8:35pm