Ben Haenow wants to give his mum an easy life

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 10 December 2014
Ben Haenow

Ben Haenow

Ben Haenow wants to make his mother's life easier by being named the winner of this year's 'The X Factor' on Sunday night (14.11.14)

Ben Haenow wants to make his mother's life easier by winning 'The X Factor'.

The 29-year-old singer - who will compete against Fleur East and Andrea Faustini in the final of the ITV competition this weekend - confessed he would love to take the top spot so he can look after his mum and family in the future.

He told MailOnline: "It would make my life!

"It would help get us, my family, in a better place. We live in a council estate and me, my mum and brother live together. So I'd like to sort my family out with somewhere else to live.

"I just want to make my mum's life a bit easier. I'd like it if she didn't have to worry as she gets older and for her not to have to work quite so hard."

London-born Ben added he was close to giving up on his music career before trying out for the show as the criticism started to get to him.

He said: "For me, it's about trying to succeed in an industry that for I've been trying to making it in for years, to the point of nearly giving up.

"We used to play gigs around the South East. When you're spending money on petrol and not being paid anything to cover costs, it becomes hard slog.

"I started thinking, 'I'm playing to five or ten people and I've travelled all this way. What for?' People are just there to drink - not really to listen to your band anyway."

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