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Alton family thank Abi's fans

A friend of Abi Alton has tweeted a message from the Alton family. In it, Abi's parents, Paul and Sharon, thank fans for voting for their daughter and showing concern when she was taken to hospital.

The message reads:

"Thank you all for your kind words and support, it means so much to us. Abi was a superstar as always...thank you all so much for voting. Thanks also for your concerns about Abi and her trip to hospital - thankfully she is well, no damage done - hey the kid from Teesside and made of strong stuff!!"

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Abi Alton taken to hospital after The X Factor

Abi Alton has thanked fans for kind messages after she was taken to hospital. It has been reported that she fell backstage after The X Factor show.

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out of hospital and thankfully there is no serious damage. Thanks for your lovely messages, im sure will be right as rain in no time xxx

Stunt staged for Guisborough's Abi Alton

150 students took part Credit: ITV

Students at X Factor contestant Abi Alton's former college have staged a stunt to show their support for the Guisborough singer. Students wore Abi masks and sang together at Prior Pursglove College in Guisborough.

Abi masks Credit: ITV
Support for former student Abi Credit: ITV
Supporting local talent, students in Guisborough Credit: ITV

James Arthur's X Factor judge bid

X Factor winner James Arthur, from Saltburn, has expressed his interest in becoming a judge on the ITV talent show. It follows Gary Barlow's announcement that he will be making this year's series his last.

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I wanna judge next years xfactor if everyone's leaving! - just putting it out it out there.

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Abi Alton wows judges with X Factor performance

Abi Alton singing live on X Factor Credit: ITV

Supermarket worker Abi Alton, 19, sang Livin' On A Prayer while playing a white piano.

Judge Louis Walsh said: "What an amazing interpretation of a Bon Jovi song." He added that her version could be a hit.

Gary Barlow said: "During your performance you could have heard a pin drop in this room."

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