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X Factor tour acts announced


Katie Waissel

Katie Waissel

Katie Waissel

The final nine acts on this year's X Factor will all be on the bill for the show's annual tour, it has been announced.

Delighted contestants expressed their delight via Twitter after they were told yesterday afternoon that they would be included on the tour.

The acts, including Katie Waissel, Matt Cardle and One Direction, will play more than 30 arena dates from February to April next year.

Aiden Grimshaw, who was kicked out of the show last weekend as Waissel soldiered on, is also on the tour, as are hopefuls Paije Richardson, Mary Byrne, Wagner, Rebecca Ferguson and Cher Lloyd.

Waissel tweeted: "Ah yey, so exciting. I'm on the X Factor Tour. Woop woop."

Cardle said it was an "awesome day" when he heard he would be touring with Grimshaw.

The tour begins at Birmingham's LG Arena on February 19 and finishes at Cardiff CIA on April 9. It calls at Glasgow, Aberdeen, Newcastle, Nottingham, Brighton, London, Liverpool, Manchester, Sheffield, Dublin and Belfast.

Tickets are already on sale.

Belfast Telegraph