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Sunday 21 September 2014

Notorious gangster Ger Dundon takes to X Factor stage

Published 12/08/2014 | 08:00

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Ger Dundon on the X Factor stage. Photo: Irish Daily Mirror
He poses with family members at the show. Photo: Irish Daily Mirror
Ger and Kenny Dundon at X factor
Ger and Kenny Dundon at X factor

NOTORIOUS Limerick gangster Ger Dundon has been pictured at X Factor auditions in London.

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The convicted criminal was seen at the show just metres away from judges Simon Cowell and Cheryl Cole.

Cheryl Cole attends the X Factor Wembley Arena auditions at Wembley
Cheryl Cole attends the X Factor Wembley Arena auditions at Wembley

The 27-year-old posted a selfie at the event on to his Facebook page.

He captioned the selfie online: “At the xfactor some laugh.”

Simon Cowell has supported Scotland staying in the UK
Simon Cowell has supported Scotland staying in the UK

When some of his online friends questioned whether he was really there, he responded: “Ya man great laugh I even got up n done the gang man [sic] style lol.”

He was at the show with brother Kenny - who has no involvement with crime.

He was not auditioning for the ITV talent show.

Louis Walsh, Mel B, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini and Simon Cowell have shot a new big-budget ad for The X Factor
Louis Walsh, Mel B, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini and Simon Cowell have shot a new big-budget ad for The X Factor

Dundon was granted early release from Wheatfield prison with remission earlier this year after being imprisoned for violent disorder.

He occasionally visits Limerick however is understood not to live there for fears his life is under threat.

Last month  his eldest brother Wayne was jailed for life for murder of Roy Collins.

Another of his brothers, John (31) is serving a life sentence for ordering the murder of rugby player Shane Geoghegan.

Ger has been staying in London with 23-year-old sister Annabel.

Tickets for the X Factor auditions are distributed for free by Applause Store online – the show finished filming the ‘boot camp’ stage of the audition process last weekend.

Irish Independent

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