An appearance Danny Tetley made on This Morning has been called into question following his conviction for sexual exploitation of children.

The singer, who found fame on X Factor in 2018, was today sentenced to nine years in prison after admitting five counts of sexual exploitation of a child.

The 39-year-old paedophile was jailed for pestering teenage boys aged 15 and 16 to send him indecent pictures in exchange for money.

He’s been handed a 17-year extended sentence, meaning he’ll spend nine years in jail then be closely monitored on license for a further eight years when he is released from prison.

Tetley will also be made the subject of a sexual harm prevention order for 20 years.

Tetley sits with a young boy on his knee on This Morning

He had appeared to surprise children who have a cleft palate like him

Back before his arrest, and while he was appearing on the ITV show, where he made it all the way to the semi-finals, he appeared on This Morning to surprise some of his young fans.

Tetley went on the show before his crimes became public knowledge to meet a group of young superfans who were all born with a cleft palate, like he was.

As Phillip Schofield presented the show alongside Rochelle Humes, Tetley sat on the sofa with a young boy on his lap.

He held onto the youngster by the shoulders as he told the children how glad he was to meet them all.

Tetley’s appearance came before his crime became public knowledge

Tetley’s police mugshot

He went on to give them a surprise, saying: “I’ve got something special for you, because I believe it was your birthday yesterday [points at child] and it’s yours on the 1st of December [points to another child] and yours on the 14th of November [points at third child]…”

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Standing up, Tetley bends forward to pull a golden envelope out from down the back of his trousers.

He continues: “Two tickets each to the X Factor show, and hopefully I’ll still be in.”

Tetley – full name Daniel Ross Tetley – appeared at Bradford Crown Court today to face the judge’s sentencing remarks.

He had been in custody since admitting five counts of causing sexual exploitation of a child in December.

Tetley on X Factor in 2018

Tetley on X Factor with host Dermot O’Leary and contestant Brendan Murray

Judge Jonathan Durham Hall QC, overseeing the case, told the court Tetley’s celebrity status “is now gone, tarnished and destroyed”.

He added that the impact on Tetley’s victims had been “most distressing”.

“I am satisfied beyond a remote doubt you are dangerous,” he told Tetley, who showed no emotion as he was led back to jail.

“I assess him as a highly predatory and manipulative individual.”

According to the Telegraph & Argus , the judge told him: “Nobody doubts a significant sentence of imprisonment is required.”

Mirror Online has contacted ITV and Syco for comment.





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