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X Factor Gamu wins right to stay in UK

X Factor former contestant Gamu Nhengu

Good news for 2010 X Factor contestant Gamu Nhengu - she and her family are allowed to stay living in the UK.

In February Gamu, her mum and younger brothers were told they couldn't remain in the country because her mum's visa had run out.

They've been living in Clackmannanshire in Scotland for several years, after moving from Zimbabwe in Africa.

But Gamu and her family fought against the decision and now have won the right to stay in the UK.

Gamu shot to fame in the 2010 series of The X Factor, but left the competition when Cheryl Cole didn't pick her for the live finals.