X Factor 2011 News: Did Gary Glitter audition?! And Shirlena Johnson’s back!

The Sun today reports that shamed former pop star Gary Glitter – whose real name is Paul Gadd – may have been spotted auditioning for the X Factor yesterday.

The paper’s photographer got the picture above while thousands queued for their chance to audition, and one witness, Jay Brown, said, “We recognised who it was immediately, despite his hat and glasses.

“I Googled pictures of him on my Blackberry phone – and saw a couple of moles on his cheekbone, and a line of scarring on the right side of his face.

“When I tried to take his picture he kept turning away.” He added that the man queued for eight hours outside the 02 Arena, and was “swearing about the cold” and singing, “Why are we effing waiting?”

An X Factor insider told the paper, “Production staff were being questioned and tapes looked at.”

66 year old Gadd has a string of convictions for child sex crimes, however, it seems the shows bosses don’t believe it was him who auditioned.

In other news, Shirlena Johnson was back for another audition yesterday. You might remember her from last year when she performed a pretty crazy routine along with her song for the judges.

She initially got through the auditions stages in 2010, but when it was revealed she had mental health problems, her X Factor dream was over.

However, Shirlena reckons she’s fine now and hopes that the X Factor judges will again put her through to boot camp.

More X Factor news soon!

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