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Friday 9 December 2016

X Factor runners-up Reggie N Bollie sign record deal with Simon Cowell

Published 20/01/2016 | 09:16

Reggie N Bollie came second on the X Factor (Syco/Thames TV/PA)
Reggie N Bollie came second on the X Factor (Syco/Thames TV/PA)

X Factor runners-up Reggie N Bollie have signed to Simon Cowell's Syco Music.

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The duo made it to the final of the X Factor 2015, but lost to singer Louisa Johnson - who has also signed with the record label.

In a statement, Reggie N Bollie said: "We are so happy to be joining the Syco Music family and releasing our record with them. It is, literally, a dream come true for us to now do what we love for a living.

"We promise to work hard and show you all what Reggie and Bollie are made of. Here's to a fun 2016."

They will release their debut album later this year.

Reggie N Bollie, consisting of Ghanaians Reggie Zippy and Bollie Babeface, originally auditioned as Menn on Poinnt. They were mentored by X Factor judge Cheryl Fernandez-Versini.

The judges and viewers were impressed by their dance moves and infectious energy.

In the final, Reggie N Bollie performed their mash-up rendition of One Direction's What Makes You Beautiful and Reel 2 Real's I Like To Move It.

An emotional Fernandez-Versini told them: "I've believed in you from day one, thank you from the bottom of my heart. I love you so much."

The duo thanked their fans, saying: "We want to say thank you to everyone supporting us, thank you to the judges - thank you for making us live our dreams, thank you, Cheryl, for your belief, we really appreciate it."

The two are also set to perform in the 25-date nationwide X Factor arena tour, beginning in Aberdeen in February 2016.

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