As darkness drew in and temperatures fell, fans queued outside the city’s Odyssey Arena last night ahead of the show’s live UK tour — headed bysquare-jawed warbler Rylan.
While fans have enjoyed watching the prime-time show’s highs and lows from the comfort of their living rooms, last night’s X Factor live tour gave everyone a chance to see what the preened pop acts could do in front of a packed venue.
Meanwhile, 2006 X Factor winner Leona Lewis is launching her own range of cruelty-free cosmetics.
Animal lover Lewis has teamed up with The Body Shop for the products and will also become a "brand activist" for the company.
The vegetarian singer has regularly voiced her views about the treatment of animals and has been a big supporter of an animal sanctuary in Brentwood, Essex.
Her limited edition range of make-up and fragrances is to go on sale from March 26 and she will stage a concert to mark the occasion which is being streamed online.
She has also designed the packaging for the vegetarian-friendly range, which uses man-made musk.
As part of her role with the firm she will be joining their campaign to end animal-testing globally, building on an European Union ban.
She said: "I'm passionate about beauty and I'm all about animal rights. As a result, I'm really conscious of where the products that I use come from.
"The collaboration is a natural fit," the 27-year-old added.
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