Love Island star Luke Trotman's mum Beverley appeared on The X Factor in 2007

Katie Rosseinsky

Love Island newcomer Luke Trotman is the latest contestant with an unlikely claim to fame.

Ahead of his arrival in the villa, the semi-professional footballer revealed that his mother Beverley appeared on The X Factor back in 2007.

“My mum was on The X Factor in 2007,” he said. “She’s called Beverley Trotman and came sixth so I appeared on TV cheering her on in the audience.”

He went on to give X Factor fans an update on what Beverley is up to now, revealing that she has “done a few musicals” since appearing on the talent show and she now sings with the Kingdom Choir, the group that memorably performed at the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

22-year-old Luke is a semi-professional footballer (ITV)

However, Luke clarified that she did not actually sing at the royal nuptials in 2018.

Beverley was placed in The X Factor’s over 25s category, with Louis Walsh as her mentor.

Her most memorable performance in the competition was perhaps her rendition of Whitney Houston’s I Have Nothing during the show’s film week.

She also performed tracks including Gloria Gaynor’s I Will Survive, James Blunt’s Your Beautiful and Chaka Khan’s I’m Every Woman.

She was eventually eliminated from the competition in the sixth live show. The decision was based on the public vote after Walsh and fellow judge Sharon Osbourne voted to save Beverley, while Simon Cowell and Dannii Minogue backed girl band Hope.

The series was eventually won by Scottish singer Leon Jackson, with Rhydian Roberts coming in second place.

Jackson went on to gain the Christmas number one in 2007 with his cover of Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey duet When You Believe.

Luke, a 22-year-old student, said he is “looking to meet someone” on Love Island and “want[s] to bring a nice energy to the villa.”

He added: “I don’t have a wandering eye, I wouldn’t ever play anyone. I wouldn’t lie to someone and then go and do something else.

“I’d try and be open.”

Love Island continues tomorrow night at 9pm on ITV2.

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