Not the X-Factor but W for Wicked at Warwick factor

New Warwick mayor Cllr Mandy Littlejohn with Warwick Castle manager Geoff Spooner.
New Warwick mayor Cllr Mandy Littlejohn with Warwick Castle manager Geoff Spooner.

New Warwick mayor Cllr Mandy Littlejohn had the enjoyable task of becoming a judge on a competition called The W Factor held this week at the town’s castle.

Mandy joined Warwick Castle manager Geoff Spooner in helping to choose the most talented young contestants who were all trying to win a cameo role in this year’s Horrible Histories Wicked Warwick live stage show.

Lucy Edwards from Stratford, winner of the W Factor

Lucy Edwards from Stratford, winner of the W Factor

Children and adults from all over the country applied to audition for the show, which will run until September 6.

But eventually the winner was Stratford schoolgirl Lucy Edwards, aged 11, who sang a song about King Henry VIII.

Master of ceremonies Kevin McGreevey said Lucy would not only win a role in a part in Horrible Histories but also a stay in the castle’s medieval glamping village.

The runners-up in the W-Factor compedtition were twins George and India Day and their little brother Noah, aged six, from Derbyshire who wrote a poem about Blackbeard the pirate.

Third was Carole Holland who performered an historical sketch with her ive-year-old daughter Tori and four-year-old son Arthur.

And fourth was a team from Bristol: Oscar and Ben Blakeborough, aged 13 and 11, and William and Rosie Dodd, aged 11 and eight, who kept the judges laughing with their limericks and jokes.