X Factor’s 5 After Midnight greeted a screaming crowd when they pulled into Leicester in their Promotional bus ahead of Saturday’s final this evening.
Leicester lad Kieran Alleyne, one of the trio who are trying to drum up support ahead of the live vote in the final, got the loudest screams from fans.
Leicestershire Press reporters Molly Barham and Alice Warner braved the crowds to sample the atmosphere as the bus pulled up in St Peter’s Square in Leicester city centre.
The pair got an exclusive interview with Kieran’s mum Sue, who was there with other members of his family.
Watch their video produced back at HQ by DMU Investigative Journalism MA student Rachel King and first year Journalism student Tyler Arthur.
Kieran Alleyne one-third of the popular trio 5 After Midnight came home yesterday evening.
The boys, the bus, and Louis Walsh ventured to Leicester for their visit home before the X Factor final.
We, at Leicestershire Press, got a chance to meet his mum Susan and asked her how proud she was of Kieran for getting this far.
Sue said: “I am extremely proud of him, I could not be prouder. He’s worked really hard to get to this position.
“Leicester are so proud to have my boy in the final of X Factor.”
We also asked her about Kieran’s baby to be, with girlfriend of 11 months Sophie, she said: “I am very excited to have a new baby in the family, I love children. I’ve got lots of grandchildren already, so this is a new one to add to my little pack”
Kieran’s family were all there to support him and were ecstatic for him to come home, if only for half a day.
Leicester are extremely excited to see Kieran in the final on Saturday night and are all backing the boys to win.