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Anton Stephans tipped to win X Factor

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Anton Stephans tipped to win X Factor

Anton Stephans has been tipped as the early favourite to win 'The X Factor'.

Simon Cowell's act topped the polls on the first weekend of the live shows, getting almost twice as many votes as Louisa Johnson, according to leaked figures obtained by The Sun newspaper.

However, Seann Miley Moore - who landed in the bottom two on the second live show at the weekend and was eliminated after a sing-off with Mason Noise - came in third place on the first live show, revealing how quickly viewers can change their minds.

Meanwhile, it has been claimed that Anton lied about his traumatic childhood in care.

The wannabe singer, 45, previously claimed he was adopted at the age of seven because of his turbulent relationship with his biological parents Kenneth and Pauline, but a close family friend has since rubbished the alleged "sob story."

A source said: "Anton wasn't adopted, if he was he'd have adopted parents. No one knows why he is saying things like that. It's all rubbish."

The insider added: "He has been telling stories like this for years and it has finally come back to bite him."

And it seems his childhood isn't the only thing Anton - who goes by several names - has lied about as the University of Cambridge reportedly told the publication it has no record of him ever graduating there, despite him previously claiming he'd left with a double first in English and History.