Big Brother's Showbiz Simon Gross auditions for The X Factor

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Simon 'Showbiz' Gross has auditioned for The X Factor 2017.

The 2015 BBUK contestant previously auditioned for the series before he appeared on Big Brother without success.


Now Simon's back for another go, spotted trying out again as early try outs hit the O2 Arena earlier this year.

"What a lot of people don’t really realise is Simon is actually very talented," a pal told the Daily Mirror newspaper. "He is what's known as a triple threat. He can sing, dance and act.

"Most people know him for just shouting ‘Showbiz’ and appearing on Big Brother but he hopes to be able to show his real talent which has been hidden until now."

As it happens, Simon isn't the only Big Brother 2015 housemate hoping for success on The X Factor this year.

Sam Kay, who appeared on the same series, has also auditioned for a second time after previously appearing in front of the judges in 2014.

However Sam clashed with Cheryl during the audition after performing for the Girls Aloud singer in London.

"I could sense it at the time that she just wanted to be famous," Cheryl previously said of Sam. "If you just want to be famous then this is not the show for you, this is hard work. You have to want to be a pop star."

Back for another shot, the Daily Star reports that this year show bosses approached Sam to try out.

"For the first time ever ITV bosses approached her to audition again for the show," a source told the newspaper. "It went really well and she made it through to the next round."


Of course it remains to be seen if Sam will actually get onto screen this time around...

The X Factor will air on ITV later this year.

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