X FACTOR contestant Freddy Parker was given a lifeline by NICOLE SCHERZINGER after an awful audition during Sunday night?셲 six-chair challenge.
And I can exclusively reveal it?셲 not the first time a judge has handed him a second chance after being sentenced to a nine-month ban for crashing his car while over the drink limit.
Freddy made it through to the Judge’s houses혻of this year’s X Factor on Sunday night
The singer, who is through to Nicole?셲 judge?셲 house in the south of France, escaped a prison sentence and had his driving ban reduced from 12 to nine months after he underwent a drink-driving course in
Revealing his shame, Freddy confessed: ?쏧 was at a party with my mates, we all crashed out, I woke up and me and my mate wanted to go home.
?쏧 thought I was OK but I never stopped to think about whether I was over the limit. We were about two minutes from home, I went round a bend and skidded into a ditch.
?쏧 don?셳 know how but the car was written off. I called my mum and she told me to walk home and we would talk about it when I got home.
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?쏛s I walked half way up my drive the police arrived, they did a roadside drink test and nothing came up, so they arrested me for failing to give a specimen.
?쏷hey took me to the police station and I gave a urine test and I was over the limit.??/p>
Freddy, who lives in Ashford, Kent, failed to impress the judges with his version of CALVIN HARRIS?셲 hit How Deep Is Your Love at Wembley Arena on Sunday night.
But he lit up the faces of Nicole and her co-judges SIMON COWELL, SHARON OSBOURNE and LOUIS WALSH after she asked him to go to the piano and perform his first audition of AMY WINEHOUSE?셲 Love is a Losing혻Game.
He was then given a seat and made the final cut of the show?셲 brutal six-chair challenge.
Freddy added: ?쏧t was such a stupid error of judgement. I was so naive to think I could touch even a bit of alcohol and get behind the wheel of my car.
?쏧?셶e listened to other people?셲 stories and it horrifies me to think about the damage I could have done.??/p>
Let?셲 hope he learns from his mistakes.
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Alesha was a judge on Strictly and Britain?셲 Got Talent while Fleur has competed on the X Factor twice. I can?셳 argue with their expertise ??????
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