SINGING Barnsley welder Lee England impressed Simon Cowell when he took to the X Factor stage.

Lee, from Warwick Mews, Manvers, performed for 4,000 people at Wembley Arena as part of his X Factor audition.

The 41-year-old took wife Teri, mum Carol and children Fredie, seven and Bo, eight for his big audition at the end of July. 

He said: "We got there for 1pm and I didn't sing until midnight. I was back at work at 7am that morning and only got in at 4am."
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Lee appeared on the Xtra Factor programme on ITV2, and has made it through to the boot camp stage of the competition.

• Full story in the Barnsley Chronicle issue dated September 25, 2015.