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Exclusive: McBusted drummer Harry Judd hails "amazing" Lil' Chris

McBusted drummer Harry Judd has hailed his friend Lil' Chris as an "amazing guy" and "talented kid" following news of the Suffolk singer's death.

The 24-year-old from Lowestoft was found dead in the town on Monday morning.

Officers are not treating the death as suspicious.

McBusted recently performed a song in tribute to the singer because he used to support their former band McFly.

Now, Harry Judd has been sharing his memories of their time together.

Click below to hear the interview with Harry Judd

"Never has a support act had such an impact on us as a band.

We used to have him on stage with us, we'd never done that before. He was such an amazing guy."

– Harry Judd, McBusted drummer

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Norfolk man charged with historic child sex abuse at Suffolk school

The former Kesgrave Hall Boarding school in Suffolk. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A 69-year old man's been charged with a number of historic sexual assaults against boys at schools in Suffolk and Devon.

It's part of an investigation into allegations of abuse at the former Kesgrave Hall Boarding school in Suffolk and another school in Great Torrington in Devon.

John Mckno from Alby in North Norfolk is facing 16 charges dating back to the 1970s and 80s.

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Local reaction to the death of singer Lil' Chris

People living in Lowestoft have been reacting to the death of singer Lil' Chris.

24 year old Chris Hardman became famous after he starred in the Channel 4 series Rock School when he was a pupil at Kirkley High in Lowestoft. He went on to have a successful solo career.

He was found dead yesterday morning. Police are investigating his death but say there are no suspicious circumstances.

Jim Rice has been in Lil' Chris's hometown of Lowestoft where people have been left shocked by his death

Rock legend pays tribute to Lil' Chris

Rock legend Gene Simmons has paid tribute to Lil' Chris the singer he discovered on the hit show Rock School. Simmons formed a band from youngsters at Kirkley High School in Lowestoft for the Channel 4 programme. Lil' Chris real name Chris Hardman went on to have a successful solo career. The 24 year old was found dead in Lowestoft on Monday. Late this afternoon Simmons tweeted "He was loved. RIP Lil' Chris"

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