Back to earth with a bump as X Factor's Jonjo Kerr heads out to Afghanistan

Jonjo Kerr X Factor 2011

X Factor 2011 finalist Jonjo has found his life quickly return to normal as the solider prepares to head out to Afghanistan next week.

Jonjo, who made it through to the live shows last year, is a part of 3rd Battalion of the Yorkshire Regiment heading to Helmand Province in the first week of February.

He was given leave from the army to take part in the show, where he performed The Kinks’ You Really Got Me during the first live show.

However mentor Louis Walsh sent him home in the opening live show's twist, and he failed to beat Amelia Lily when they both had to the chance to return to the competition following Frankie's exit.

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