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Fleur East backs Reggie 'N' Bollie for X Factor win

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Fleur East backs Reggie 'N' Bollie for X Factor win

Fleur East is backing Reggie 'N' Bollie to win the 'X Factor.'

The 'Sax' singer - who came second on last year's show - is enjoying this year's competition and is a big fan of both the reggae duo and bookies' favourite Louisa Johnson.

She said: "I've seen watching every week and am really enjoying it - it's a good judging panel this year.

"It's so hard to tell who is going to win. I'm supporting Reggie 'N' Bollie because they're from Ghana where my mum is from. I think Louisa Johnson has an amazing voice too."

The 28-year-old singer admitted she was very disappointed to lose out to Ben Haenow in last year's final but is pleased she eventually landed a record deal with Simon Cowell's Syco.

She told Closer magazine: "I was so disappointed not to win initially, after fighting each week to get through.

"I'm just happy that I did get signed by Simon in the end."

And Fleur dismissed speculation of a rivalry between her and 'Second Hand Heart' singer Ben.

She said: "A lot of winners do really well - Little Mix and Leona Lewis have been so successful.

"I congratulated Ben about his single. It's harder for new artists to break through now so it's going to be hard for anybody.

"We laugh about the 'competition' rumours. Naturally people will compare us because we came from the same show but there's room for both of us."