New Faces star Vinny Cadman
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Talent show winner ended up living in a bin

In 1986, six nervous candidates stepped out onto the studio floor of New Faces, the TV talent show of the day that had the nation hooked.

But what followed for some was not the dream that they imagined it would be.

New Faces star Vinny Cadman explains what happened after he was a finallist, when he became homeless and ended up sleeping rough in an industrial bin.

I Had The X Factor... 25 Years Ago: A Wonderland Special is on BBC Two and the BBC HD channel, 21:00, Monday 12 December and will be available afterwards on iPlayer

  • 12 Dec 2011