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X Factor finalist Matt Terry gets hero's welcome at homecoming gig in Bromley

PUBLISHED: 11:10 08 December 2016 | UPDATED: 14:10 08 December 2016

The mayor with Matt and Nicole

The mayor with Matt and Nicole

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The Mayor of Bromley and crowds of fans turned up to watch the free performance

The mayor shows Bromley's appreciation for the young starThe mayor shows Bromley's appreciation for the young star

Bromley’s X Factor hopeful Matt Terry got a hero’s welcome when he returned home to give a free concert ahead of his appearance in the finals of the ITV talent show.

Crowds of people turned out to watch the 23-year-old perform at Bromley Market Square alongside mentor and X Factor judge Nicole Scherzinger yesterday evening (Wednesday, December 7).

After the performance, Matt tweeted: “That was insane!! Meeting all of you lot was just immense I can’t believe it!! Your support tonight has blown me away!!!”

Earlier in the day, Mayor of Bromley Ian Payne presented Matt with a certificate and welcomed him to Bromley at Carluccios, where the young singer used to work.

Adoring fans were able to meet Matt when he appeared in Bromley High Street ahead of his performance.

The mayor said: “We were pleased to be part of the welcome home celebration for Matt Terry, our X Factor finalist.

“The reception he got showed that everyone in Bromley and much wider afield was delighted for him.

“Bromley has many talented people but Matt Terry has the X Factor and we wish him well in his future career.”

Matt is one of three acts in the show’s 2016 final, which takes place this weekend.

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