X Factor star pulls out of carnival

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X FACTOR star Amelia Lily will no longer perform at Peterlee Show.

The 17-year-old singer was due to headline the celebration as the first celebrity guest to visit the annual carnival, to be held on the weekend of September 1 and 2.

But Amelia’s agent has cancelled the appearance because of a change in the release date for her forthcoming debut album.

Janet Hugill, 45, the show’s co-ordinator, said she was “devastated” to hear the news, and said she can only apologise on behalf of the town council to fans who were looking forward to seeing the Middlesbrough teenager.

She said:“We will have a meeting this week and decide what exactly we will do, but as the old saying goes, the show must go on, and that it will.”

The town council has offered ticket holders a refund and is lining up a local band to appear in the singer’s place.

The council can be contacted on 518 2295.