X Factor win 'feels like a dream' for Canvey PCSO
The moment Little Mix won The X Factor ‘feels like a dream’,
according to Canvey PCSO Jan Nelson.
Jan’s daughter Jesy forms one quarter of the girl band who became
the first band ever to win the ITV1 talent show on Sunday, December
Jan said: "I woke up the morning after the final and had to
ask myself – ‘am I dreaming or did Little Mix really win The X
Factor last night?’ It really is unbelievable.
"I have always watched The X Factor, I love it, so for my daughter
to be part of the winning act is just amazing.
"I know some people moan about the programme, but it gives
life-changing opportunities to people who wouldn’t normally get a
chance in the music industry, so I don’t think you can knock it for
Girl bands have traditionally not fared well in the annual
competition but Little Mix beat all the odds to be crowned
Jan added: "The best part of it all isn’t the winning, it’s the
positive comments that the girls have had from their
"They are four ordinary girls but they have had so many letters
from teenage girls and boys telling them how inspiring they have
"Reading some of the letters made me cry, I am so proud that my
daughter is having such a positive effect on others."
The days and weeks ahead promise to be filled with non-stop
media and promotional appointments for Little Mix. In fact,
Jan only got a few minutes to congratulate her daughter last night
before the four girls were whisked away from their families by
their new management team.
"I think one of the things Jesy’s most excited about is meeting
Simon Cowell”, Jan laughed. "Apparently he really likes Little
Mix and she’s desperate to meet him!”
Jan is keen to thank her colleagues at Essex Police and the
Canvey Island community for the support they have shown her and
She said: "Work has been amazing - Chief Inspector Paul Howell,
Inspector Chris Wood and Sergeant Dave Harvey have been so
understanding of the extraordinary situation I have found myself in
and have stood behind me and supported me every step of the
"I have always loved getting really involved with the Canvey
community and The X Factor has given me a great topic of
conversation to help me engage with the local kids – not that I
usually struggle to find stuff to talk about!
"I love my job anyway but this whole X Factor experience has
provided an added bonus – I cannot thank people enough for their
support and now I look forward to seeing what exciting things lie
ahead for Jesy and the girls.”