X-Factor reject is UK's most banned driver


X-Factor reject is UK's most banned driver

A failed X-Factor contestant, who stated that he was a popular mobile DJ, is in fact one of the UK's worst motorists with 60 driving bans to his name.

54-year-old Thomas Feely was seen auditioning for the talent competition on Saturday night, but his rendition of Stevie Wonder's 'Isn't She Lovely' failed to impress the judges.

He told them he was a successful travelling DJ, who consistently gets "ten out of ten" ratings from customers. What he failed to mention was that he's currently disqualified from driving and that he arrived to the Manchester audition by train.

In fact, over his 28-year driving career, talent-free Feely has racked up a total of 60 driving bans over 115 recorded driving offences and has served over 30 separate stints in prison.

These include being jailed for five months in 2006 after being found at the wheel while five times over the drink-drive limit.

He was also given a custodial sentence in 2010 after ignoring a driving ban. Magistrates at the time commented: "This is undoubtedly the worst driving record any of us on the bench have ever seen," reported The Sun.

And it seems, Feely's ability as an entertainer mirror that of his driving. Commenting on his audition, X-Factor judge and former 'Take That' star Gary Barlow said: "How was your DJ tonight? Awful – rate out of ten? Zero."