A SINGER who made it through to X Factor’s bootcamp stage is returning to his native North-East to perform a special gig.

In 2012, Dale Ali, from Catterick, auditioned for the X Factor and beat thousands of other hopefuls to make it down to the last 20 boys at bootcamp.

The 19-year-old, who now lives in London, is returning to the North-East on Saturday, March 22 to perform a gig at The Forum, in Borough Road, Darlington.

Tickets are £10 and can be bought on the door or online at dalealimusic.weebly.com or by calling 07966-271-740. Under 10s go free.

Doors open at 6pm and the support acts will be X Factor finalist, Alejandro Holt, and DJ Michael Gell.