Nicholas has the X-factor in home town

X-factor star Nicholas Mccdonald received a warm welcome as he returned home to Motherwell in the lead up to the show’s final.

The St Aidan’s pupil returned to school for the day as he was given a heroes reception from fellow students before putting on a short concert for them.

Nicholas McDonald at St Aidan's

Nicholas McDonald at St Aidan's

He also visited Motherwell town centre to meet his fans, enjoyed time at home with his family and performed at Motherwell Concert Hall.

Nicholas is up against Luke Friend and Sam Bailey in Saturday’s final.

See our special four page pull-out in this week’s Times & Speaker, out tomorrow.