X Factor contestant and Cheryl Cole admirer Kye Sones splits from girlfriend ahead of first live show
X Factor hopeful Kye Sones has parted ways from girlfriend Halle Simpson.
Kye, 30 - who'll be mentored by Gary Barlow in the
Over 28 category - ended his romance to focus on the talent contest.
'Halle supported him all the way to bootcamp,' says a source.
'But Kye thinks X Factor will change his life forever and it's given him the push he needed to end the relationship.'
The singer flirted with Cheryl Cole at the judges' houses stage of the competition but told her he had a girlfriend.
'If he had a second chance with Cheryl,' the source tells The Sun, 'he'd jump at the chance.'