Celebrities laud Louis Tomlinson after X Factor performance

Celebrities reached out to One Direction star Louis Tomlinson on Saturday night after he performed just days after the death of his mother.

Stars including singer Sinitta and Strictly’s Ola Jordan paid tribute to Louis following the launch of his new solo single on the X Factor.

His mum, Johannah Deakin, died on Wednesday at the age of 43, after a battle with leukaemia.

He was hugged by Simon Cowell following the performance.

Earlier in the day, Louis, 24, wrote on Twitter:

The three remaining X Factor acts – boy band 5 After Midnight, Matt Terry and Finish singer Saara Aalto – all performed twice in a bid to be crowned this series’ champion.

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