Rebecca Ferguson has picked her favourite X Factor contestant in the current series.

In an interview with RTÉ TEN, the 2010 X Factor runner-up said: "I really like Jahmene I like watching him grow, I like that he’s not completely confident, that he’s growing.

"And I like his story as well, he’s got a brilliant story behind his voice and his personality and I’d really like to see him do well."

The singer, who has gone on to release her debut album Heaven, which was both critically and commercially acclaimed, also gave her advice to the contestants taking part in this year's show.

She said: "It would be to enjoy it, to really enjoy it. I think sometimes it’s easy to get distracted by things going on on the outside and the press, and everything seems ten times worse when you’re on there, but I think just go on there and enjoy it and do the best that you can do.

"Remember you’re in a competition as well, and remember that if you want it you’ve really got to work hard for it."

Read our full interview with Rebecca here.