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Sunday 26th January 2020

Coronation Street star's son gives jaw-dropping audition on The X Factor tonight

Talented lad is also an actor

Fans of BBC One school drama Waterloo Road will doubtless recognise a familiar face on tonight's The X Factor, as young actor Will Rush auditions for the judges.

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Will, now 21, starred in the hit show as pupil John Stevenson between 2009 and 2013. He's also had roles in Grange Hill, The Street, Casualty and Coronation Street.

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And, speaking of the Corrie, Will - now pursuing a career as a singer-songwriter - still has a very personal connection to it; his mum Debbie Rush plays popular character Anna.

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You can see the resemblance, right?

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Will, who doesn't name drop his famous mum during his audition, wows with a rousing rendition of Zara Larsson’s Lush Life.

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While that's the talent covered for this evening, the hilarity comes courtesy of 60-year-old Cori, who zooms into the audition room on a mobility scooter and sings Bryan Adams' Run To You.

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Cori is a character, make no mistake. She reportedly has an ASBO 'for hurling racial abuse at a Boots store worker after she nearly reversed her mobility scooter into a child'. O-kaaaay.

She also owns four cockatoos, which prompts Cowell to quip: "Louis likes a cockatoo."

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