Cricketer David Willey bowled over as he marries former X Factor contestant Carolynne Good


Cricketer David Willey said he was an "emotional wreck" when he saw his bride-to-be, former X Factor contestant Carolynne Good, walking down the aisle.

The Yorkshire County Cricket Club player married Carolynne during an intimate ceremony in Leeds.

Corrie star Alan Halsall, bride and groom and Alan's actress wife Lucy-Jo Hudson
Corrie couple Alan Halsall and Lucy-Jo Hudson with the newlyweds (Hello)

The 36-year-old placed third in BBC's Fame Academy in 2003 and also went far in the X Factor two years in a row.

In 2011, she made it through to the X Factor judges' houses stage, but was sent home. The following year, she progressed to the live shows - but was sent home in a controversial deadlock that saw Rylan Clark remain in the singing show.

Carolynne in 2012 at the judges houses (ITV)
Carolynne in 2012 at the judges houses (ITV)

Talking about seeing his bride in the church, David, 26, told Hello!: "I was blown away. I was just an emotional wreck. She looked stunning. It was the best day of my life."

Carolynne wore a gown from Ellis Bridals and her close friend, Coronation Street actress Lucy-Jo Hudson, was her bridesmaid.

"It was perfect. When I got to the end of the aisle, I was so happy to see David," she told Hello!.

The singer said she knew immediately that David was "the one".

She said: "Meeting David, it was like suddenly the missing piece of me was found.

David Willey in action on the cricket pitch (Rui Vieira/PA Wire/PA Images )
David Willey in action on the cricket pitch (Rui Vieira/PA Wire/PA Images

"We'd not long been dating and it was my birthday, so he'd taken me out for a meal and bought me some flowers. I remember feeling as if I'd known him forever."

The wedding reception was held at Wood Hall Hotel and Spa in Wetherby, and guests included Lucy-Jo's husband, Coronation Street star Alan Halsall and former Emmerdale star Natalie Anderson.

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