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Cocozza for Celebrity Big Brother?

X Factor reject Frankie Cocozza is reportedly set to compete in Celebrity Big Brother next year.

The party-loving teenager - who was booted off the ITV talent contest last month amid drugs allegations - is said by The Sun to have signed a five-figure deal to appear on the reality TV show when the new series begins on Channel 5 in the new year.

Meanwhile, X Factor finalist Amelia Lily - who was voted back onto the show after Frankie was kicked off - has returned to her home town of Middlesborough to perform at her old school.

The 17-year-old pink-haired singer told The Sun she had been unpopular at Teeside High because of her unusual style and love of rock music.

She said: "It was the best experience to be back there and see girls being so nice to me and supporting me.

"I was always different in school, I was always the odd one out. People just didn't get me. I always liked different music and dressed differently and had my own style.

"Now it's like they understand why I was like that. I was meant to be an artist, I was meant to be a singer. It was hard, we were only young. When you're young you don't understand - it all makes more sense to me now."

Fellow finalist Marcus Collins, 23, returned to his old school, Sacred Heart High in Liverpool, and visited the salon where he worked as a hairdresser before auditioning for the show. Marcus then performed in the city centre for fans.

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