Charlie's King at the Rose & Crown! PALS EVEN GIVE UP WATCHING FOOTBALL ON TELLY TO SUPPORT X FACTOR HOPEFUL AT HIS LOCAL PUB
Byline: Sam Dimmer
FANS and friends of Coventry X Factor star Charlie Healy have taken over a corner of his favourite Coventry pub to cheer him on.
Every Saturday and Sunday the Rose & Crown, in Walsgrave Road, Stoke - opposite his old school Stoke Park - is jumping to the sound of Charlie's group The Risk.
It's a far cry from some of the top venues Charlie, 25, has been seen hanging out in after storming through the first three weeks of the competition.
But mates say the Stoke singing sensation is just as happy in his local as he would be in a trendy London nightspot.
"He always enjoys himself here and I'm sure everyone enjoys having him here," pal Carl Long, 23, said.
"I haven't got a bad word to say about him - I don't think anyone has.
"He's one of the most downto-earth lads you are ever likely to meet and one of my best mates.
"He doesn't believe just how good he is. Honestly I've got no idea how he has never made it before."
Despite illness and a lastminute song change, Charlie and The Risk eased into week four of the ITV show last weekend - becoming joint bookies' favourites to win the entire competition.
So far they've managed to keep in all four of the judges' good books, receiving entirely positive comments so far.
Carl said: "From 7pm we're all in front of one of the corner TVs. …