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Alumni Deliver the X Factor

13 December 2016

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Acting

Two former students played major behind the scenes roles in delivering Sunday night’s X Factor Final.

Tim Routledge has been responsible for the lighting designs throughout the live finals. And Amy Wadge co-wrote the winning single, with Ed Sheeran.

‘When Christmas Comes Around’ is only the second song to be written for an X Factor finalist, and was released as soon as Matt Terry won the finale. All proceeds of the single will go to charity.

The duo won the Grammy Award for Song of the Year earlier this year with the hit, Thinking Out Loud.

Tim led the lighting team on the London 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony. In 2015, he designed the lighting for the Rugby World Cup Opening Ceremony and won lighting designer of the year at the 14th TPI awards.

 The lighting was redesigned from the ground up to create a fresh look

The lighting was redesigned from the ground up to create a fresh look