Cher who is 24 and married to Craig Monk, took part in the show back in 2010. She was mentored by Cheryl Tweedy on the show, and then relocated to LA after the X Factor.

In a long Instagram post she wrote: “I have been quiet for a little while, but I wanted to let you all know what I’ve been up to over the past year. I decided to take some time out from the public eye to focus on what I truly love doing and that is making music, it’s what makes me truly happy.

I now have a collection of amazing new songs, also, there’s another reason why I’m writing to you today and that’s because I am so excited to inform you all that my husband Craig and I are also expecting our first child in May!!!

“We are both over the moon and wanted to share the news with you all.

“I am really excited to enter this new chapter in my life, surrounded by my family, a supportive team around me and with music I’ve worked super hard on.