A YOUNG Taunton hairdresser will be mingling with the stars this weekend as he helps prepare the contestants for The X Factor: Celebrity.

Cameron Willetts, aged 20, is heading up to the LLH2 studios in West London on Saturday to work his magic on the show's participants.

He will be part of the team making the six semi finalists look their best for that evening's live ITV show.

Those still left in the competition are Vinnie Jones, Megan McKenna, Try Star, V5, Max and Harvey and Jenny Ryan.

Former Taunton School student Cameron, who is an apprentice stylist at his father's Combers salon in Taunton, said: "I'm not getting paid, but it's going to be a great experience and a good education.

"I was invited to an audition and then chosen to do the contestants' hair as part of a team.

"It's going to be a long day because we start at 9am."

Cameron, who was at the London Fashion Week in September, added: "I'm thrilled that I'm going to meet the celebrities and help do their hair.

"I particularly want to see Megan McKenna. I'd love to do her hair and I think she's going to win."