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.
— Sinitta 19 (@sinittaofficial) December 10, 2016
His mum, Johannah Deakin, died on Wednesday at the age of 43, after a battle with leukaemia.
Video of Louis hugging Steve, Simon and Dermot after his performance. pic.twitter.com/VTTAa5cMWG— One Direction Update (@the1Dscene) December 10, 2016
He was hugged by Simon Cowell following the performance.
— Scott Robinson (@Scottlarock5) December 10, 2016
Oh.. well done for singing tonight @Louis_Tomlinson
Also the words from Simon made me cry...... what's happening to me— James Jordan (@The_JamesJordan) December 10, 2016
— Paul Dickov (@OfficialPDickov) December 10, 2016
Earlier in the day, Louis, 24, wrote on Twitter:
All the support has been incredible! Let's do this together tonight .— Louis Tomlinson (@Louis_Tomlinson) December 10, 2016
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.