The X Factor came back to our screens last weekend and there was only one audition hopeful that social media could talk about, Kayleigh Taylor.
Wowing the judges with her emotional rendition of ‘My Immortal’ by Evanescence, the 27-year-old Liverpudlian got the thumbs up from everyone and certainly caused a stir online.
However, as some noticed, this isn’t the first time Kayleigh has been on television as three years ago she appeared on none other than The Jeremy Kyle Show.
But first, check out her amazing audition below:
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That’s right, the X Factor hopeful featured in a segment called ‘I found my long-lost father and I hope DNA proves he’s not my dad’.
The mum-of-three saw her estranged father accuse her of stealing his mobile phone and then, when she denied the theft, Kayleigh failed a lie detector test.
Her Jeremy Kyle appearance didn’t go unnoticed:
I knew I recognised Kayleigh off #XFactor Looks like the show's production team has deleted all trace of her Jeremy Kyle appearances ?
— __ (@_brwn__) September 3, 2017
That Kayleigh who was on XFactor before robbed my mums purse a few years ago and was on Jeremy Kyle, ming ☺️
— Mia Leeming (@mialeemingx) September 2, 2017
Kayleigh told The Sun:
I don’t pretend to be perfect. I’m human.
I’ve made a number of mistakes in the past and I’m now trying to better my life.
A friend of Kayleigh’s added:
She has been involved in her fair share of scrapes over the years.
Hopefully, her stint on X Factor is an opportunity to start afresh and turn over a new leaf.
When Kayleigh appeared on X Factor for her audition, she immediately made an impression with her quirky sense of humour as well as her impressive voice.
We reckon the former chip shop worker will go far in the show and we wish her all the best.
Emily Murray is a journalist at UNILAD. She graduated from the University of Leeds with a BA in English Literature and History before studying for a Masters in Journalism at the University of Salford. Emily has previously worked for the BBC, ITV and Trinity Mirror. When Emily isn’t writing about topics including mental health and entertainment, you can find her at the cinema which is her second home.