X Factor course on offer

Bishop Auckland College is offering pop-star hopefuls training in how to pass X Factor auditions.

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Full Report: College offers X Factor course

Do you think that you have the X Factor? Well, now it doesn't matter if you have or not because a County Durham college is offering a 17 week course on how to learn it.

Bishop Auckland College is believed to be the first in the country to offer pop-star wannabes training in how to pass the notoriously tough TV auditions.

You can watch the full report from Helen Pearson below.

Contestant reacts to X Factor course

A previous X Factor contestant has reacted to the news that a Bishop Auckland college is offering a course on auditioning for ITV talent show The X Factor. Emily McNamee, who made it through to the live shows in 2008 with her girl band Bad Lashes, says it's completely down to the individual.

"I don't think there is any course that can train you on auditioning, or the process of how the X Factor works. It is completely down to an individual and their natural talent. If you've got it you've got it. However, I know people who I believe to be amazingly talented, just as good if not better than this year's winner, who didn't made the cut. It's not just the voice it's the whole package and who can teach that?"

– Emily McNamee

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