Search

Romford’s Jesy Nelson has made history by winning X Factor with Little Mix

12:19 12 December 2011

Jesy Nelson from Little Mix

Jesy Nelson from Little Mix

PA Wire

Romford girl Jesy Nelson has made X Factor history with Little Mix to be the first group to win the show.

This morning Jesy’s mum Janis said she was still getting over the shock of her daughter winning the competition.

The group was put together by mentor Tulisa Contostavlos during the auditions. They were relative underdogs in the beginning, but became the bookies favourite in the last few weeks.

In the final they performed a rendition of En Vogue’s Don’t Let Go, followed by a festive Silent Night. They beat Marcus Collins after the public voted them the winners after hearing their version of Damien Rice’s Cannonball, which was released this week.

Mum Janis said: “They have done absolutely amazing and it is so well deserved because they worked so hard for it.

“They are all pinching themselves about winning because they were the underdogs from the off and now they have made X Factor history.

“All the way through they said they didn’t believe in their wildest dreams they could get this far.

“I think they have done incredibly well and have come into their own.”

During the competition Gary Barlow and Louis Walsh dubbed Little Mix as the show’s best ever girl band and said a massive future was ahead of them.

Jesy used to dance at The Liberty fashion shows, and The Liberty Shopping Centre’s marketing and PR manager Susan Williamson said she always stood out from the crown and had something special about her.

She added: “The Liberty wish Jesy and Little Mix every success, we know from the their homecoming held at The Liberty that Little Mix have support and a massive fan base within the community and across the nation.

Jesy’s former headteacher at Abbs Cross Academy and Arts College Glenn Mayoh said: “We are thrilled that a former student is doing so well.

“She was already talented, but we hope being an arts college we sparked an interest in her. It is great to see her doing so well.”

0 comments

Latest News Stories

Fatmir Mula has been charged with attempted murder

A man has been taken to hospital after he was involved in a collision.

09:46
One of the men can be seen with a shotgun

This is the terrifying moment a masked gang armed with a shotgun and crowbars broke into a house in Gidea Park – after pulling up in a Porsche.

10:17
Matthew Hopkins, Chief Executive of Queen’s and King George hospitals

Health commissioners in Havering are being investigated by a government watchdog over “pricing arrangements” involving elective care services.

09:36
Business of the Year was won by Harrison Wipes - Havering Business Awards 2014

The entries have flooded in, been sorted and now the finalists of the Havering Business Awards 2015 can be announced.

Most read news

News from your area

WW100

Click on the banner above for full coverage of the centenary commemorations of the outbreak of the First World War.

Competitions

Get your hands on some fresh trainers!

Need some new shoes to head to work or some new heels for a night on the cobbles? London24 has teamed up with online retailer Sole Trader to offer £100 worth of shoes to one lucky reader.

Take in the stunning sites of London from the summit of the O2!

Up at The O2 has teamed up with London24 to give one lucky reader the chance to experience urban mountaineering this summer with an exhilarating 90-minute climb across the roof of one of London’s most iconic landmarks.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Romford Recorder e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24


Our trusted business finder