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Tuesday 2nd June 2020

X Factor's Danny Tetley addresses 'footage showing him snorting white powder'

The singer reached the semi-finals of last year's show

Former X Factor contestant Danny Tetley has addressed a video that appeared to show him snorting a white powder.

The 37-year-old singer finished in fourth place after reaching the semi-final stages of the ITV show in 2018.

He was shown in the video obtained by The Sun sitting in front of the substance, which was spread over a glass table.

Danny was a contestant in 2018 (Credit: ITV)

I take full responsibility for my actions and I would encourage anybody battling their demons to seek professional help.

He has since made a statement about the video.

He told the publication: "I am not going to try to attempt to defend this video, it is something I am not proud of.

"I take full responsibility for my actions and I would encourage anybody battling their demons to seek professional help."

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He went on to say he's "always been open" about his past and he hoped he could now "turn a negative into a positive", by using the incident to get others to seek help.

He added: "I am heart-broken to learn that people I considered to be close friends have betrayed my trust and friendship. As I prepare to go into recovery, I will be re-evaluating my friendships and who I can trust to support me."

A source claimed the footage was taken earlier this year, reports the newspaper.

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Danny was on the show last year and was mentored by Ayda Field in the over 30s category.

His stunning vocals made him a fan favourite, but he ended up with the lowest number of votes and narrowly missed out on a place in the final.

He auditioned for Pop Idol 17 years before starring on The X Factor.

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