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Tributes have been paid

Tributes have been paid to an X Factor hopeful who tragically died.

Jamie-Leigh Hudson fell from a bridge over the M1, near the town of Ossett, Wakefield in England.

She was struck by several vehicles on the southbound carriageway at Junction 40 on Friday around 7.15pm.

The singer, from Wakefield, was confirmed dead at the scene.

Just seven months earlier, she shared a screenshot of her invitation to audition for The X Factor series 15.

The email read: ‘Dear Jamie, Thank you for applying for The X Factor. CONGRATULATIONS! Your audition details have been confirmed! Your audition city is Sheffield.

‘You’re welcome to bring an instrument or a backing track on a CD, phone, or USB stick, however you may be asked to sing acapella.’

Jamie-Leigh’s father John Iain Hoggan wrote on Facebook on Saturday: ‘I thank everyone for their kind words.

‘I want to thank all the emergency services personel that dealt with this incident.

‘My sympathies are with the vehicle drivers in this as a driver myself I can image the devastation they are experiencing.

‘And thank you to the membrs of the public who tried to help.

‘Please respect our privacy at this traumatic time.

Friend Katie Olivia Lees wrote: ‘Rest in peace my gorgeous best friend! No one will make my day like you did! Thoughts go out to all family and friend!’

Megan-Paige Dawson added: ‘I’ll forever love you. RIP.’

Shelby Clark said: ‘RIP babe gonna miss you so much!! You didn’t deserve to die!’

In a statement West Yorkshire Police said: ‘She has yet to be formally identified but is believed to be an 18-year-old woman from the Wakefield area.’