Prepare to watch former Coronation Street star Victoria Ekanoye wow the nation with her singing talent when she appears on the new celebrity version of The X Factor this weekend.

Manchester got to hear that talent first when she brought the house down with her performance at the glittering MCR Fashion Festival last weekend.

Wearing a full length and fabulous gown by Manchester-based designer Zeynep Kartal, Victoria took to the catwalk at the event to belt out two show stopping songs.  She started with a reworked version of Donna Summer’s Hot Stuff before revellers jumped up to join her on stage for a boogie to Tina Turner’s Proud Mary.

It seriously impressed revellers – who are now tipping Victoria, 36, for glory on the all-new The X Factor: Celebrity.

Victoria, who starred on Corrie as betrayed wife Angie Appleton, is one of the galaxy of stars aiming to impress Simon Cowell and the judges on the TV talent show which returns to ITV1 on Saturday night.

She will be seen performing at Cowell’s Malibu mansion in a bid to impress him and fellow judges Nicole Scherzinger and Louis Walsh to win a potential £3m record deal at the finale.

Victoria Ekanoye
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While the first episode of the show aired last Saturday, Victoria was busy entertaining the crowds at the annual MCR Fashion Festival at Manchester’s Hilton Hotel on Deansgate.

She was among a raft of star guests at the glamorous event, including a host of her former Corrie co-stars Katie McGlynn, Bhavna Limbachia and Kym Marsh.

She was also joined at the bash by her partner Jonny Lomas and her glamorous mum Candy Ekanoye.

Victoria Ekanoye
Victoria Ekanoye and boyfriend Jonny Lomas

Victoria also got her mum up on stage during her performance, calling her “the love of my life”.

She told the audience: “She’s amazing, she’s the reason I’m doing Celebrity X Factor, because she put up with me singing every single evening in my bedroom going over and over the same songs.

Victoria Ekanoye and mum Candy
Victoria Ekanoye and mum Candy

“She never told me to get a ‘proper job’, she fuelled the fire in my tummy.”

Watch Victoria on The X Factor: Celebrity on ITV1 on Saturday, October 19th at 8.30pm

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