X Factor 2016: 'WAG' Rebecca Guthrie wows judges at first auditions

X Factor auditions

'WAG' Rebecca Guthrie has been tipped as one to watch on The X Factor 2016.

The 27-year-old is the wife of former Premier League footballer Danny Guthrie but is hoping to make a name for herself in her own right.

And according to The Sun newspaper, she's got off to a great start after impressing The X Factor judges in Leicester.

Simon Cowell, Sharon Osbourne, Nicole Scherzinger and Louis Walsh held this year's first auditions in the city at the weekend.

Rebecca is said to have blown the judges away with her performance as auditions return to the more intimate rooms.

"Rebecca was one of the stand-out contestants from the day. When she told the judges she was a Wag, no one expected what followed," a source said.

They added: “The buzz about her went around the place very quickly. People were talking about her as a potential winner. The judges were blown away."

Assuming Rebecca got through, it'll off to bootcamp for her before the dreaded six chair challenge, with arena auditions axed from this year's series completely.

The new series of The X Factor begins on ITV later in the year.

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