Has Hatfield's Tarnia got the X Factor?

A YOUNG mum-of-three is hoping she has got the X factor as she heads off to face the hit show s fearsome judges, today. At just 23-years-old Tarnia Betteridge has had a turbulent life. But with three tots under-five she hopes she can make it in the music

A YOUNG mum-of-three is hoping she has got the X factor as she heads off to face the hit show's fearsome judges, today.

At just 23-years-old Tarnia Betteridge has had a turbulent life.

But with three tots under-five she hopes she can make it in the music industry and provide a better future for her children.

Given up for adoption as a baby and with a dad who died of a heroin overdose, the Hatfield mum is keen to live her dreams.

Tarnia, a singer and model, describes herself as a very outgoing bubbly person, who has lots of smiles to share.

She bagged herself an X Factor auditions at the O2 Arena in London and thinks she has the personality and talent to make it further.

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Tarnia, of Stockbreach Road, said: "I've got a passion for music and like new challenges.

"If I don't get through, I will just carry on trying to make a career out it.

"Music and singing are important to me."

She also believes her tryout for the ITV show, where she plans to sing Des'ree hit Kissing You, will be a welcome boost for Hatfield.

Her eldest child Jaimie-an, four, has just started at Countess Anne School and Tarnia is keen to play her part within the community.

She said: "I feel a bit sorry for Hatfield, it hasn't got a lot going for it.

"I wanted to do something that made people feel good about the place."

* Are you taking part in the X-Factor, or any other reality TV show? Give the newsdesk a call on 01707 384180 or email kelly-ann.kiernan@whtimes.co.uk

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