Ice cream man Andy Taylor keeps his cool despite X Factor food fight

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Picture courtesy of Thames/Syco/Fremantle Media
Ice cream man Andy Taylor kept his cool when he made it through to the boot camp of this year’s X Factor.

Mr Taylor, of Alverthorpe, got four ‘yeses’ from judges Simon Cowell, Rita Ora, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini and Nick Grimshaw with his performance of Walk the Moon’s Shut Up and Dance With Me.

The judges enjoyed ice cream which the dad-of-three normally sells on a tricycle on Wakefield Cathedral precinct and despite a food fight breaking out between the judges, Mr Taylor did enough to make it through to the next stage of the talent competition.

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After his performance judge and singer Rita Ora said: “All jokes aside, you carried the song out well. I would love to see you again.”

Simon Cowell said: “ I like your voice it was good choice of song. You got four Mr Whippys congratulations.”

Mr Taylor, 35, will now compete in the boot camp in the over 25-year-olds category.

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