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X Factor contestant Lloyd Macey returns home to graduate from university

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Welsh X Factor contestant Lloyd Macey returned home to Wales this week to attend his graduation.

The 23-year-old from the Rhondda Valleys has already impressed the judges and has made it through to the all important live shows.

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He was awarded a first in his BA performing course at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David in Carmarthen.

He's also been offering advice to those who want to follow in his footsteps.

The biggest thing I'd say is follow your dream, go for it and be determined as well.

If it doesn't go well the first time, go back because everything works out for a reason, I'm a big believer in that.

– Lloyd Macey