X Factor contestant Christopher Maloney expressed his dismay at online "death threats".
Gary Barlow has lined up his first solo tour for 13 years with a string of dates beginning next month, in Manchester.
Singer Joe McElderry is to appear in the Coronation Street stage musical Street Of Dreams.
The X Factor bandwagon rolled into Manchester yesterday for two days of auditions. Cheryl Cole was greeted with huge cheers, along with new judge and former Spice Girl Mel B who is new to the panel this year.
Simon Cowell and Louis Walsh were of course also present at The Point at Emirates Old Trafford for the closed door auditions. They'll hit screens on ITV later this year.
Just arrived in Manchester. We start X Factor auditions tomorrow, Gulp.
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Miss Dynamix added drama to the X Factor proceedings last night after sitting the show out when heavily-pregnant SeSe was taken to hospital after feeling faint during rehearsals.
The band is made up of Jeanette, 21, Manchester's Rielle, 16 and 22 year old Sese.
The three members all auditioned separately, but Gary Barlow put them together at the end of bootcamp.
The girls get a free pass into next weeks show. Host Dermot O'Leary later told the X Factor audience that SeSe is 'doing well and resting at home'
Controversial X Factor finalist Christopher Maloney, from Liverpool, will appear in the live tour despite reports that he'd fallen out with show bosses.
The singer, who split public opinion, will join other acts including fellow finalists Jahmene Douglas and James Arthur.
Maloney, who came third in this year's series, took to Twitter to ask people to stop what he described as "online abuse".
He said: "all I done was follow my dream, coming 3rd was an achievement. feel gutted I didn't win an im unwell right now, plz xx."
His future on the tour was put in doubt after reports of rows behind the scenes at the X Factor final in Manchester.
Arthur, this year's winner, is set to top the singles chart this weekend after shifting more than 255,000 copies of his song, Impossible.
Good morning every1, thanks for your continued love,help and support! Its getting me thru this. in rehearsals, can't wait for saturday xx
Right guys, going back to bed. thanks for all your kind words of support, wish my family was with me right now. na nite an thanks again. xx
X Factor contestant Christopher Maloney today expressed his dismay at receiving online "death threats" from show fans who are angered that he has continued in the competition.