THE SCUNTHORPE TELEGRAPH SAYS: X Factor star Jake Quickenden is putting our town on the map
When it comes to putting pride into Scunthorpe, no-one is doing it more than Jake Quickenden.
Jake's hot news at the moment following his appearances on hit ITV show The X Factor.
An impressive audition sparked interest but his impact during last weekend's Boot Camp stage took it to the next level.
Now he's the centre of attention and not only in Scunthorpe, where he works as a lifeguard at the Pods.
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This week has seen him on the This Morning couch with Philip Schofield and Holly Willoughby while his number of Twitter followers has soared to 44,000 in the space of a few days.
This weekend, we will all be cheering him on in the judges' houses phase.
If he gets through that, then the live shows beckon.
At a time when he has had to overcome personal tragedy following the death of his brother, his positivity and attitude is something the whole town can be proud of.