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Mary Byrne disappointed as Simon Cowell axes show she was set to star on

Mary Byrne has expressed her disappointment as she cleared her diary to star on a show that Simon Cowell has now axed.

The 60-year-old Dubliner rose to fame in 2010 when she sang her way to the X-Factor semi-final but ultimately lost her spot in the final to Cher Lloyd.

Simon Cowell asked Mary to star on X-Factor: All-Stars, but it has now been revealed that he has ditched the show, in favour of X-Factor: The Band.


Speaking to The Irish Sun, Mary said she was really disappointed at Simon’s decision.

“I’m really disappointed but that’s the way the business goes.”

“I’m just happy that I was still in the mix, and they wanted to get me involved.”

The paper revealed that Mary was in contact with venues in a bid to recover previously cancelled gigs.

VIPIreland | Mary Byrne

“Luckily we’d told a few promoters not to rule out us completely so we’ll see what ­happens now.”

“Hopefully some of those gigs will go ahead now.”

Mary, however, says she’s not short of work and is currently on tour with Dirty Dusting.

VIPIreland | Mary Byrne

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