X Factor 2016: Ryan Ruckledge says sorry to Samantha Atkinson over bootcamp row

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Ryan Ruckledge has apologised to Samantha Atkinson over their X Factor bootcamp row last year.

It's after Samantha returned to the show in tonight's final audition show.

Samantha is a 32 year-old pub landlady from Hull who said of her job in this evening's episode: "It's pretty fun but it's not something I want to do for the rest of my life."

The mum of two made it as far as bootcamp last year but left after clashing with Ryan in the group challenge.

"I was here last year, I made bootcamp.... somebody tired to just cut me up which made me feel not confident," Samantha told Dermot O'Leary before her audition this evening.

Samantha continued: "I've been trying and trying to chase my dreams for far too long and I feel if it doesn't happen this year it'll never happen."

Once in the judges' room, Samantha said of coming back after a year: "To be honest, it's done me a favour. It's made me feel stronger to come back now."

Following a performance of Adele's When We Were Young, Samantha won her way into bootcamp again and also got an apology from Ryan.

He tweeted during tonight's show: "I'm glad to see @samiloulou123 returned I'm sorry for ruining your audition last year, hope you do well this year you deserve it 💕 #xfactor"

Recent Big Brother housemate Ryan: "I've got my bet on @samiloulou123 getting to the lives and if she does she's got my vote! I love people that don't give up! Well done"

You can watch Samantha's previous bootcamp appearance above as she clashes with Ryan and watch a preview of her audition from tonight's show below...

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