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We catch up with Luke Friend ahead of the X Factor tour

Luke got to the final of the X Factor Credit: Tim Ireland/PA Wire/Press Association Images

If you were wondering what X Factor's Luke Friend has been up to since coming third in the show, then watch our programme tonight. We catch up with the teenager from Teignmouth, as he prepares for the X Factor live tour. That's at 6pm on ITV.

Devon's X Factor dream over

Devon teenager Luke Friend is out of the race to be crowned the winner of this year's X Factor.

Despite praise from all the judges, and a duet with Ellie Golding, the 17 year old from Teignmouth lost his place in the competition last night.

It's widely thought Luke will still have a promising music career despite not winning.

His parents say they're extremely proud of him and will return to the West Country later in the week but plan to stay in London to watch him in the group performance.

Traders in Luke's hometown back him for X Factor final

Traders are rallying round in the home town of X Factor finalist Luke friend. Many of the business owners in Teignmouth have watched him develop his talents over the past few years since he first entered local talent contests at the age of twelve.

One of his inspirations has been the success of local group Muse.

The mother of Chris from the band looks after the Devon arms pub. Richard lawrence asked her what she thought of what lies ahead for luke:

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High hopes for Luke as X-Factor final approaches

This weekend the X-Factor reaches a climax with the final and two live shows which will determine this year's winner.

Of course Westcountry support is behind Devon's Luke Friend. Luke was in the bottom two again last Sunday but is still in with a chance of winning. Divya Kohli went to meet him ahead of the final.

Luke's parent's 'over the moon'

Luke Friend's parents say they're over the moon that their son has made it to the X Factor final

Sue Potts and Steve Friend, who are from Teignmouth, say Luke's been enthusiastic about performing music since he was 11.

They've told RIchard Lawrence they're proud he has kept his integrity ...and his hair which the production team had urged him to have cut!

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